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Naomi Klein on the Bailout - An "Economic Patriot Act"

Complete video at: Liberal journalist, author and filmmaker Naomi Klein criticizes the government's October 2008 "bailout" of the U.S. financial system, describing the bill as an economic version of the post-9/11 Patriot Act. ----- From the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to the unending war in Iraq, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Klein chronicles the rise of free-market policies and how they have been used to capitalize on disaster. Are the communities that have been struck by tragedy being manipulated by our current politics and economics for profitable gain? Klein challenges the ideology of the free market revolution and argues that it is not a peaceful global movement - The Commonwealth Club of California Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. Her first book, the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was translated into twenty-eight languages and called "a movement bible" by The New York Times. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Nation and The Guardian and reported from Iraq for Harper?s Magazine. In 2004, she released The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina's occupied factories, co-produced with director Avi Lewis. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws degree from the University of King?s College, Nova Scotia.
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