Free markets, we’re told, mean free people. Yet around the world this ‘freedom’ is being paid for in blood. When a catastrophe occurs – whether war, terrorist attack or natural disaster – there are people cleaning up and cashing in, using chaos to force through brutal economic punishment. They are the shock doctors.
Naomi Klein’s gripping and explosive book reveals who these global racketeers are, how their ideology has come to dominate our world – from raking in billions out of the tsunami, to plundering Russia and exploiting Iraq – and how they are making a killing.