Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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"Economic hit men," John Perkins writes," are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections,

"Economic hit men," John Perkins writes," are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as Empire but one that has taken on terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization." John Perkins should know-he was an economic hit man for an international consulting firm that worked to convince developing countries to accept enormous loans and to funnel that money to U.S. corporations. Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the American government and international aid agencies were able to request their "pound of flesh" in favors, including access to natural resources, military cooperation, and political support. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is the story of one man's experiences inside the intrigue, greed, corruption and little-known government and corporate activities that America has been involved in since World War II, and which have dire consequences for the future of democracy and the world. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 07/11/10
It has some good parts but I think the author is desperately trying to make himself look like a nice guy. And the stories do not offer nothing too new about how Capitalism works
Ha scritto il 13/07/10
認識南美
It should be very interesting and enlightening to read this book along side HK reporter, 張翠容's book "拉丁美洲真相之路".
Ha scritto il 04/12/07
Self-righteous twaddle.
Ha scritto il 24/10/07
- A must-read for those who wish to have a better understanding of the true nature of US.

- Summarized many facts (eg. Halliburton) that most people didnt realized. But to those who are interested in world affairs, this book could only be trea

- Summarized many facts (eg. Halliburton) that most people didnt realized. But to those who are interested in world affairs, this book could only be treated as a refresh of memories. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 13/03/07
Socialistic.

But one would understand the importance the role the free press (to reveal corruption by foriegn entities of local politicians), political freedom (so that the locals can have laws against such corruption) and finally the rule of

But one would understand the importance the role the free press (to reveal corruption by foriegn entities of local politicians), political freedom (so that the locals can have laws against such corruption) and finally the rule of law (to enforce the laws against corruption effectively).

I would say it is not a bad book. Especially good for World Bank/IMF haters such as I. ...Continua


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