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    Default Economic Shock Therapy in West's Future?

    Does anyone think that the sort of thing outlined in Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine, will happen in the west when the collapse happens? It's pretty much been proven not to work but I dont think the regimes and oligarchs who've been compelled to endure it in the past will let the UK or US or EU away with anything less. We could develop some oligarchs and dictatorial politicians of our own, libertarians will be pleased.
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    1. what is the shock doctrine

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    Rather unlikely; now that it's been proven to not work, more or less, it's highly unlikely we'd adopt it.

    Instead, we'd come up with some NEW horrible method which doesn't work, which we don't have any evidence that it doesn't work yet XD

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    The Shock Doctrine has been presented by Naomi Klein as Hayek, Mise etc. wisdom applied in the event of natural disasters or other collapses, things you'd never dream of trying to seek a mandate for at election time are introduced, such as massive sales of public assets and radical privatisation, there was some drought stricken African nation the IMF or someone tried to sort out by charging for use of the water pump. It was one of those nations where there's spheres of life that are complete unmoneyed and it really shocked them, effectively excluded them from using an already scarce resource.
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    The Shock Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka3Pb_StJn4

    I'm not a big fan of Klein, especially after she wrote Fences and Windows but there's very little in the way of criticism of right wing thinkers around.
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