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The Shock Doctrine

Fiscal Cliff Scare Talk Follows Shock Doctrine Script

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

We have a jobs problem, not a deficit problem. The best way to deal with the deficit is to put Americans back to work. The real job creators are working people with money in their wallets. We can't cut our way to growth.

Compassion And The Shadow

John Stanley | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

As climate chaos disasters unfold, we might witness a sustained rise in collective compassion, leading to genuine international cooperation and unity of the human species. But there's also our shadow.

The Jobs Deficit & The Breaking Point, Pt 1.

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Like the college professor he is, Dr. Bernard Anderson, member of the National Urban League President's Council of Economic Advisors, came to this wee...

The Real Blackwater Scandal: Build a Frontier, You Get Cowboys

John Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cusack

As we are gripped by the unfolding scandal, it's easy -- and dangerous -- to see this as a story about a single rogue outfit, just another accountability scandal in the epic and tragic reality of this war.

Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

There are certainly many alternatives for purchasing products with greater ethical standards. But let's face it -- parents are busy, disposable incomes are tight, children need stimulation, time is money, and this is America.

Other Economists in the Room

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Smiley

I don't disagree with Paul Krugman, but he is missing out on some big issues that also need to be discussed and understood before we actually know what is going on in our world.

A Bold Proposal for a New Economy

John Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Cavanagh

In his book, Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten is full of ideas on democratizing ownership and reclaiming corporate charters from footloose global firms.

Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

Don't you get a small adrenaline surge when the serious-sounding NPR news voice comes on the radio at the top of the hour, and you're wondering what new calamity has transpired?

The Economic Shock: An Interview With Naomi Klein on the Current Crisis

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

"There are a lot of things the taxpayers have a right to ask of Wall Street in exchange for these bailouts." (Klein)

HuffPost Video: John Cusack Interviews Naomi Klein

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein uses the war in Iraq to pull back the curtain on free market myths a...