Cato has published a paper by Johan Norberg that destroys Naomi Klein’s foolish book, The Shock Doctrine. Klein’s book lost all credibility the moment she conflated Milton Friedman with neoconservatism. Milton Friedman pretty much embodied the opposite of neoconservatism. He opposed the war in Iraq, opposed the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, almost single-handedly ended conscription, and was a vocal, fierce opponent of the war on drugs. Klein’s cheap, posthumous attack on Friedman is, as Norberg puts it, “hopelessly flawed at virtually every level.”
Good for Cato for publishing this.