“If you’ve read Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, then you have some sense of the sheer, undiluted evil of the neo-liberal ideology and the lives and livelihoods it has cost around the world. Grace Blakeley updates Klein’s ideas and brings them home, evidencing case after case of giant corporations working hand in glove with the notionally ‘democratic’ states in which they collude to ensure that the entire process of regulation, taxation and indeed democracy itself serves the interests of capital rather than the interests of people.” – Manda Scott