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Naomi Klein Blames Greenspan, Deregulation for Economic Crisis

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Uploaded on Nov 10, 2008

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/10/20/Naomi_Klein...

Liberal commentator Naomi Klein blames Alan Greenspan for the current economic crisis, citing the former Federal Reserve Chairman's push to deregulate financial systems such as derivatives markets as a key element of the crisis.

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What is the role of the U.S. in the disposition of the world's economic and environmental resources? How are financial markets best defended from economic shock? Does liberalization ensure prosperity?

Journalist Naomi Klein speaks with economists Joseph Stiglitz and Hernando de Soto in a conversation moderated by David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center - City University of New York (CUNY)

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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