Shown on Channel Four (UK): Michael Winterbottom's 'Shock Doctrine'.
The link between radical free market economics and unfolding events in our contemporary world.
Some interesting material on the build-up to Pinochet's cup in Chile in 1973 and its follow-up, which would appear to confirm Stafford Beer's account (Project Cybersyn). Also the impact right across South America (eg the 'disappeared' in Argentina)...........Thatcher and Reagan.........The impact on Gorbachev's 'third wave', and its overturn by the free market. Impact of Yeltsin as friend of the radical free market - rise of oligarch's. Impact on poverty and wealth. 9/11 and its consequences - the 'new world' - axis of evil, war on terror etc. Link between Homeland Security and privatization. Iraq etc.
Based on Naomi Klein's book - the impact of the ideological application of Milton Friedman's advocation of the need for 'shock' to achieve any sort of economic or social change.
Really worth seeing if you can.
PS The cybernetic lesson: 'what goes round comes round' and circularity means nothing by itself
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