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 Ideas Canada 
 Can the invisible hand rebuild iraq?
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 Naomi Klein
 Ideas Canada  
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Author of No Logo, Klein, dispels the allegations that the Bush administration didn't have a plan to "win the peace" in post-war iraq, but reveals how Iraq is actually the neo-Con Utopia. While Bagdad was still on fire, without water or pow
Naomi Klein at the Dalton Camp lecture series, played on CBC Radio
Author of No Logo, Klein, dispels the allegations that the Bush administration didn't have a plan to "win the peace" in post-war iraq, but reveals how Iraq is actually the neo-Con Utopia. While Bagdad was still on fire, without water or power, Paul Bremer privatized all Iraq state assets and services (except oil), opened absolute free-trade, removed any caps to foreign ownership of Iraq assets, allowed 40-year contracts on vital services for private corporations, and implemented a flat tax rate. This neo-Con dreamland, never before realized in the world, was supposed to attract foriegn investment and rebuild Iraq itself. Such faith in free-market solutions is beyond is an Economic Fundamentalism, and a horrible experiment gone wrong. 60% unemployment, local businessmen financing insurgents to intimidate big-business competition, and contracts to foreigners for infrastructure which never materializes: these are the realities one must understand in order to make sense of both the Iraqi resistence and the seeming lassez-faire attitude of the Bush Administration's towards the well-being of Iraqis.

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