A friend of mine told me about Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
Here's are some reviews ...
In thinking a wee bit about all of this, Friedman and his neo-cons have created a vast mess of unrelenting corporate greed pulling Washington's strings. Will it require decades to undo Reagan's jolly evil and Bush's cowboy diplomacy?
McCain won't help a bit. Will Obama/Biden?
This is a book I'll have to read.