Great line that bears repeating:
"In perhaps his most famous observation, Dewey wrote, "As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance."
Shades of Plato's cave dwellers.
And Einstein's adage: "No problem can be solved from the level of thinking that created it."
Besides, what card-carrying Shock Doctrine devotee really gives a flying phuck about making life better for anyone other than himself?
Solution: Hire think tanks with lots of smart people who know how to use psychological buzzwords, deft ideological sleight of hand, and lies told often to jazz up necessary counter-narratives: Ones that would have low income people rooting for the very rich! And angry souls taught that freedom really means THEY get to tell OTHERS how to live. And that building up an endless arsenal of weapons makes the world peaceful.
This runs parallel with the wisdom of Chief Justice William Brandeis in that society can EITHER have extreme concentrations of wealth OR Democracy; but not both:
"Dewey noted that as long as the political and economic "machinery" of the United States consists of "business for private profit through private control of banking, land, industry, reinforced by commend of the press, press agents, and other means of publicity and propaganda," democracy cannot possibly be restored."