Shock Doctrine Capitalism is a DISEASE in search of new bodies to infiltrate!
How about the private armies like those run by Eric Prince? These privatized war adjuncts to the Pentagon command far higher salaries than do ordinary soldiers, nor are they held to account!
How about the private insurers playing judge, jury, and sometimes God in determining who gets care and who does not because these entities are traded on Wall Street and MUST show striking profits.
Add in the private prison industry which does seek new bodies the way hotel chains seek guests.
And then add in the privatization of public schools.
In NO instance is the privately run entity proven to do a better job than its public counterpart.
However, since very well-heeled rapacious interests have a personal interest in obtaining these public assets, they must create narratives, push these narratives at the public, and purchase the politicians necessary for carrying out their wishes.
As is clear in the way the mass media worked as cheerleaders for ILLEGAL wars of aggression with no one (apart from the few with operating consciences, the whistle-blowers) held to account; those who LIE to "talk up" the case for charter schools are removed from the impact of shuttered public schools. They are also not held to account for the social costs of their lust for personal profits.
It's horrifying to watch everything from the sacred to the mundane sold off to the highest bidders. THAT is not a Free Society; and it's high time that so-called "Free Enterprise" be exposed for the massive fraud that it is.
As poster Alan McDonald aptly puts it: Profits are taken in with genuine costs (like that of oil train clean-ups, oil spill clean-ups, loss of wetlands, forests, clean rivers, etc.) externalized.
Paying for corporate malfeasance and wrong-doing is NOT a wise plan.
The Shock Doctrine proponents are the 21st century robber-barons and their interest is in taking it all for themselves. The rest is P.R., smoke, mirrors, bribes (legal and otherwise), and facilitated by LOTS of graft and corruption in high places.
If TPP and TIPP go into effect, there will be no impediment to the privateers laying claim to it all when not destroying the commons, stealing the public's assets, or polluting the natural resources that human (and other) lives depend upon.