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December 30, 2007

51 Down, 1 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("The Shock Doctrine")

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine is subtitled "The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," so I didn't expect pleasure reading. Instead, the book is a scathing expose of the free market theories of Milton Friedman. One of the most informative and eye-opening books I have read all year, The Shock Doctrine argues that free market economics rules are often imposed in times of natural disaster and war, and are often catastrophic to a country's economy.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Thomas Pynchon's latest novel Against the Day.


also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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