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Naomi Klein Takes on Deregulation in The Shock Doctrine

When Hurricane Katrina swept into New Orleans in late August 2005, it destroyed much of the city’s infrastructure, including many of its public schools. Soon after, a network of conservative think tanks led by Milton Friedman, the founder of modern neo-liberal economics, pushed the Bush administration to impose a charter system in New Orleans. Charter schools-publicly funded schools run by private entities-are a politically polarizing issue in the United States, and Friedman saw in the still-reeling city a window.

Frameworks Benefits

The outpouring of community support keeps on coming for The Frameworks/Caruso-Woods Gallery, which was severely damaged by a fire last month.

Free Trade for All

Lanny Ebenstein, former school board member, failed mayoral candidate, and current UCSB lecturer, has a new book with which to burnish his reputation as Santa Barbara’s most prominent Libertarian.


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