Jonathan Spence/Naomi Klein/Joseph Stiglitz

Jonathan Spenceの新刊が出たことを知る。Return to Dragon Mountain: Memoir of Late Ming ManViking)。書評は、



陶庵夢憶 (1981年) (岩波文庫)

陶庵夢憶 (1981年) (岩波文庫)

また、さらに前の週のNYTのブック・レヴューに、ナオミ・クラインThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalismへのジョセフ・スティグリッツの書評が掲載されている;



Klein is not an academic and cannot be judged as one. There are many places in her book where she oversimplifies. But Friedman and the other shock therapists were also guilty of oversimplification, basing their belief in the perfection of market economies on models that assumed perfect information, perfect competition, perfect risk markets. Indeed, the case against these policies is even stronger than the one Klein makes. They were never based on solid empirical and theoretical foundations, and even as many of these policies were being pushed, academic economists were explaining the limitations of markets — for instance, whenever information is imperfect, which is to say always.

Some readers may see Klein’s findings as evidence of a giant conspiracy, a conclusion she explicitly disavows. It’s not the conspiracies that wreck the world but the series of wrong turns, failed policies, and little and big unfairnesses that add up. Still, those decisions are guided by larger mind-sets. Market fundamentalists never really appreciated the institutions required to make an economy function well, let alone the broader social fabric that civilizations require to prosper and flourish. Klein ends on a hopeful note, describing nongovernmental organizations and activists around the world who are trying to make a difference.
Naomi Kleinのテクストについては、で言及していた。