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Naomi Klein: Only a Crisis Produces Real Change

May 05, 2020

Americans Who Tell the Truth

Checking in on Naomi Klein as she turns 50 this week. 

She’s been busy. Besides carrying on her remote teaching duties at Rutgers, she produced this video.  Her message:

Milton Friedman was right when he said: “Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.”

N.K.: “…In times of crisis, seemingly impossible ideas suddenly become possible,… But whose ideas? Sensible, fair ones, designed to keep as many people as possible safe, secure, and healthy? Or predatory ideas, designed to further enrich the already unimaginably wealthy while leaving the most vulnerable further exposed?…This is no time to lose our nerve.” 

She’s also done pandemic-related interviews with The Intercept, where she is a Senior Correspondent, the U.K.’s Channel 4 News, and Haaretz.

Thanks, Naomi, for your persistent voice and compelling message. 

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