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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By John Perkins

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| Paperback | 9780452287082

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With new material from the author

"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, Continue

With new material from the author

"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.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    兼具爆料和哲學思考的自傳

    標題很聳動,但其實主要概念在第一章就講得差不多了。之後的章節其實比較像是作者的自傳。

    無論如何,是值得看的書,除了讓讀者認知到美國做為一個新時代的帝國的惡劣行徑,也可以反思我們當下的西化的生活方式是否真的如此完美而不可挑戰?經濟成長是否是拯救世界的良藥?

    以及,你覺得是在幫助別人,但在被幫助的人眼中,是否為一種壓迫?

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    盧彥均 said on May 8, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    看了陳文茜的只剩一個角落的繁華後再看這本書,不禁讓人對美國有點火大。

    姑且不論本書真實性的百分比,但我們是否曾經想過所處的環境、觀念與那些"真實"發生過的事件其實是幾個捏造、幾場虛假;而那些所謂冠冕堂皇的援助、解救是否真正救贖了靈魂?

    對於未來想過什麼樣的生活充滿著願景的我們,是否也想過自己在這世上可以擁有什麼樣的人生?

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    Maxine Huang said on Sep 12, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    反美者入門必讀

    雖然他的內容很直白 也很簡單
    但仍然值得讀他
    裡面提到很多真實存在的角色跟人物還有企業集團
    也許這次作者真的是豁了出去吧........

    本書內容提到美國在世界各地跟拉丁美洲所做的惡行惡狀
    以及掠奪資源製造汙染跟貧窮的真相
    雖然都有這些事 但事實上很多內容都交代得不夠深入
    讀到最後反而有點"乾"的感覺

    但也可以從此書了解 美國當今在世界上的戰略思維
    都是以自身的能源利益為出發點
    希望大家不要再相信美國會因為人權問題而當出頭鳥當英雄這種鬼話

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    胖胖偉 said on Jul 15, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    作者 John Perkins 是這樣錨述他自己的

    表面上 我是一位高新經濟顧問 事實上 身負經濟殺手的任務

    向世界各國詐騙難以數計的錢財 以舞弊 收買 勒索 性招待為手段

    .......

    每次讀這本書 心情就很沉重

    到不是覺得書中揭發的世界如此黑暗

    而是覺得 其實 我們又何嘗不是另一類的經濟殺手

    我是一個保育團體的生態解說義工

    每次跟民眾解說生態 都會提醒民眾要愛護環境

    一次又一次的提醒 生態系若崩解 人類也活不下去了

    而最常譴責的就是那些到處蓋房子的建商 到處修築堤防 ...(continue)

    作者 John Perkins 是這樣錨述他自己的

    表面上 我是一位高新經濟顧問 事實上 身負經濟殺手的任務

    向世界各國詐騙難以數計的錢財 以舞弊 收買 勒索 性招待為手段

    .......

    每次讀這本書 心情就很沉重

    到不是覺得書中揭發的世界如此黑暗

    而是覺得 其實 我們又何嘗不是另一類的經濟殺手

    我是一個保育團體的生態解說義工

    每次跟民眾解說生態 都會提醒民眾要愛護環境

    一次又一次的提醒 生態系若崩解 人類也活不下去了

    而最常譴責的就是那些到處蓋房子的建商 到處修築堤防的營造公司

    而每次提到亞馬遜河的雨林正以空前的速度慘遭破壞 大家莫不痛心疾首

    對於那些破壞雨林的窮人與伐木商 地主 莫不疾言厲色的譴責

    其實

    心理除了莫可奈何的無力感之外 更有一份不安的矛盾

    而作者娓娓道來 正說中了心中的所有矛盾

    其實 自己不就是那幫助石油公司破壞雨林的幫兇之一嗎

    因為工作的需要 因為要生活 因為貪圖方便

    所以我開著兩千西西的休旅車

    一公升跑11公里左右

    一年跑五萬公里

    是誰讓亞馬遜雨林快速崩解

    是誰讓地球溫是迅速上升

    答案顯而易見

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    戳破了謊言的美麗糖衣~重新思考 東西真的是便宜就好?

    對人多付出一點關心 愛心及尊重八

    是甚麼原因造成人們往"便宜" "廉價"的地方走去呢?

    品質呢 文化呢? 尊嚴呢?

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    Sandy57322000 said on Sep 20, 2011 | Add your feedback

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