The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
By Naomi Klein
Allen Lane £25, 576 pages
FT bookshop price: £20
We live in a world of unending crises. If it is not natural disasters such as the 2004 Asian tsunami or hurricane Katrina, it is man-made ones like 9/11 or the Iraq war. Financial crises overwhelm entire nations, devaluing their currencies and throwing millions into destitution.