1. Research Library

        The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

        Naomi Klein

        Picador 2008

        ISBN 9780312427993

      1. Klein’s opus provides a critique of the neoliberal economic policies that breed crisis in today’s political and economic systems, this book was written before the fall 2008 financial crisis. It offers a scathing critique of economic practices such as privatization and the sale of natural resources to multinational corporations, showing how crisis and disaster are integral to the functioning of today’s capitalist system. See in particular part 4 Lost in Transition, which covers the late 1980s and early 1990s and the fall of the Berlin Wall.