Naomi Klein in Conversation with Katharine Viner
For two decades, Klein has been one of the most prominent voices on the left. In each of her books–from No Logo, to On Fire–she has taken on our biggest challenges, from globalization and the climate crisis to the rise and power of Donald Trump.
In The Shock Doctrine, Klein defined disaster capitalism as a tactic by rightwing governments during a crisis: they exploit a moment when the public is disorientated to push through radical free market policies. After the 2008 crash, corporate bailouts rescued banks and companies, and policies in favour of the elite won out. But there is another way: the New Deal which followed the Great Depression led to radical economic and social reform.
We are now in the grip of an unprecedented global public health and economic crisis, and the disaster is already leading to radical change. In this moment of transformation, what path of change will we choose? Which political ideas will win out? What is the route to recovery that benefits us all?
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Running time: 60 minutes
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