Disaster Communism: “Someone alert Naomi Klein!”

Lenin anticipated Milton Friedman! Strange but obvious:

[…]
Economist Milton Friedman once said, “Only a crisis produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. Naomi Klein examines some of what she considers the most dangerous ideas…”

Dan Gardner of the Ottawa Citizen consequently exhibits a certain grim humour at his blog:

Milton Friedman’s insidious influence is bigger than anyone could have imagined.

(Vladimir) Lenin’s 1922 memorandum … explains that it was only now “when in the starving regions people are eating human flesh . . . that we can (and therefore must) carry out the confiscation of church valuables with the most savage and merciless energy, not stopping [short of] crushing any resistance.”

What a Rubleist, our Ulyanov. More on the Kleinperson here, here and here.
Mark C.

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