Johan Norberg critiques Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine.

Johan Norberg is a lecturer, documentary filmmaker, and the author of several books, including the award‐​winning In Defense of Global Capitalism, which was translated into around 25 languages. His most recent book is Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.

Naomi Klein’s recent book, The Shock Doctrine, points to the cases in which authoritarian regimes liberalized their economies. Johan Norberg, in his recent analysis, “The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics,” shows that most countries have liberalized over the last three decades and capitalism is given rise to many of the ends that Klein herself would appreciate.