Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and Nation columnist, discusses how Christmas came early for Wall Street this year, producing a miraculous bailout, which wasn’t so miraculous since it was footed by tax payers. Sparring with Andrew Sullivan over free-market ideology and who’s responsible for the current financial crisis, Klein points out the right wing’s dependence on “disaster” to push through unpopular policies such as privatizing social security.

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