shock doctrine

culture, pedagogy

I like to teach Economics and Politics together in my 101 courses, and for pretty obvious reasons: Corporate contracts, corporate welfare, etc. It’s usually a pretty rowdy discussion and a good thing to end the first half of the semester on. I usually show the first few minutes of The Corporation, wherein they detail how corporations were the dominant users of the 14th Amendment in their claims of ‘corporate personhood’ rather than individuals and newly freed slaves. (This, by the way, is not a old argument: Just a few years ago, Wal-Mart made the same case in court.)Now Naomi Klein and the fabulous Alfonso Cuaron have put together a clip that will bump my earlier one: The Shock Doctrine. Check it out:


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