Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???

Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???
Humanity is imprisoned by a heartless monetary system, co-dependently arising from dichotomy of man and nature, self and society, ecology and economy, and public and private. How is the system fabricated? How do we awaken from our collective delusion and suffering? Please share this blog for Contemplative Social Action to Cultivate a Culture of Awakening! "Do everything with a mind that lets go" - Ajahn Chah

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Shocking Side of Free Market

Naomi Klein 's new book, The Shock Doctrine, details the rise of disaster capitalism with painstaking care, showing how big business often steps in after global misery - a detailed analysis of how corporations manipulate natural and manmade disasters to line their pockets and further their privatizing agenda, is not a marginal, academic treatise by a lefty think tank targeted at a small, like-minded audience. She blames Milton Friedman's "Chicago School" of economists for harming many nations they set out to help.

Klein traces the doctrine of economic and military violence back more than half a century in which the desire for profit and power have propelled evil geniuses to use the world’s poor as their lab rats, from Latin America to Africa, the Arab world and the former Soviet Union

Aftermath of shock doctrine

Discussion: Questioning the BOX called "free market"

Also see how modern financial empires are build through Economic Hit Men

1 comment:

Zachary Stowasser said...

I like the concept of free market that empowers the small business and the individuals choice.

If we don't like how the corporations are acting, we shouldn't support them. We should support those who care about our community and pay/treat their workers well.

That is the free market in action.

now only to educate the masses to get them to become conscious.. ;)

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