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eBook Confessions of an Economic Hit Man epub
  • ISBN: 0452287081
  • Author: John Perkins
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Plume (December 27, 2005)
  • Pages: 303 pages
  • ePUB size: 1710 kb
  • FB2 size 1775 kb
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is a partly autobiographical book written by John Perkins published in 2004.

This should be called Confessions of an Egomaniac. Perkins weaves a tale of conspiracy and tries to spice up his life with questionably truthful tales of his interaction in global events and a shadowy side of the . Government guiding his actions and rewarding him. I was recommended this title by a friend and looked forward to reading it enthusiastically, however, I found myself struggling to stay interested as the book droned on.

Confessions of an Economic Hitman is a well-written look at a "game" of odious debt and thievery that ruins . Students will not read about these economic hit men ion any American textbook. Nor will they, as adults, read about it in any periodical or hear about it on any newscast.

Confessions of an Economic Hitman is a well-written look at a "game" of odious debt and thievery that ruins millions of lives. Perkins has done a great service in exposing the system. Politicians will not tell them about it nor will their religious leaders. Yet there is this book by John Perkins describing the process in detail.

Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold . The whole way through this most remarkable book I found myself thinking of that line and that last scene from Three Days of the Condor.

Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. This is one of the most fascinating books I’ve read in quite a long time. It reads like a Le Carre novel or something by Graham Green, and yet it is autobiographical. A young man becomes drawn into international finance and has the role of convincing third world countries (particularly the leaders of these countries) to take out loans that are so huge their countries will never be able to repay them.

PART I: 1963–1971 CHAPTER 1. An Economic Hit Man Is Born. Confessions of a Tortured Man. 4. CHAPTER 2. In for Life. 27. CHAPTER 20. The Fall of a King. 28. CHAPTER 21. Colombia: Keystone of Latin America.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man reveals a game that, according to John Perkins, is "as old as Empire" but has taken .

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man reveals a game that, according to John Perkins, is "as old as Empire" but has taken on new and terrifying dimensions in an era of globalization. And Perkins should know. This book, which many people warned Perkins not to write, is a blistering attack on a little-known phenomenon that has had dire consequences on both the victimized countries and the .

Economist John Perkins said, Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who . Other revelations by Perkins are equally impressive. According to him, in his 2004 book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Saudi Arabia has a very special relationship with the .

Economist John Perkins said, Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. He says, The evidence was indisputable: Saudi Arabia, America’s longtime ally and the world’s largest oil producer, had somehow become, as a senior Treasury Department official put it, ‘the epicenter’ of terrorist financin. audi largess encouraged . officials to look the other way, some veteran intelligence officers say.

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From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generationsWith a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including: How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big businessThe role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle EastTragic repercussions of the IMF's Asian Economic CollapseThe current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracyU.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela

From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations. 

Comments: (7)
Zieryn
Sadly Validated things i have believed without evidence. Read it and double checked facts as i went. Convinced he is the real deal. My only question is how does he not get whacked after naming names. Certainly not proud moments for our country. Makes our protestingRussia "meddling" laughable hypocrisy. Definitely do as I saw not as I do.
Rko
This is a powerful book which offers substantial evidence for fighting the corporatocracy in all countries. It has strongly molded my understanding of hostility toward American foreign policy from the viewpoint of developing countries. The depicted abuse of influence over the world bank to encourage developing nations to take on US loans to pay US corporations for projects with inflated economic projections was astonishing. The author bluntly admits that these loans are never meant to be repaid, as all parties involved know the economic projections accompanying these infrastructure loans are bogus. Instead, it is a tool supporting US political power in international negotiations.

The confusion came in the form of the author's insistence that corporations, left alone, are hurting foreign interests with or without government protection/assistance. He claims that corporations opening foreign factories and paying workers low wages hurts those people...that you'd think $1 a day is better than $0 a day, though in fact this is not the case. However, the author never supports this claim the way he supports other claims. While the support for corporatocracy hurting indigenous cultures was lucid and apparent, the damage done by corporations alone was not. This seems to highlight an internal struggle the author may have. On the one hand, he makes very clear that corporations' use of government to exploit other nations is a staggering problem, while on the other hand he seems to imply that government needs to be more involved with activities of corporations. See the contradiction here? Without further support, it's not clear that corporations, void of government partnership and subject to competitive market forces, are in any way unfavorable from either a production or consumption standpoint.
It's so easy
The very way the book was written lead one to wonder after reading the whole thing, "Was this a true account from someone who actually experienced it OR was it well-written fiction designed to match the times and events that occurred in the periods and nations represented." The whole idea of being a hit man is to do your job and move on to the next one anonymously, leaving no traces, ideally with a different M.O. to the extent possible. Perkins seems to have done that ... IF he really did anything ... IF he actually existed. IF, IF, IF ... the book left me plagued with doubt which is the best job a hit man can do, The most heinous crime is most successful when the authorities cannot determine whether it was a crime or an accident. The economic hit man can plant a seed and be two continents and a year or two away when the fruits of his labors emerge in the intended (or unintended) results.

The book is definitely fascinating - a page turner. You have to decide whether it is real or fiction.
Yndanol
We saw Perkins in a documentary interview, Speaking Freely: John Perkins. His book details the lies and false projections used to lure government officials of poor countries to take on debt that will never be able to be repaid. In this way, the wealth of poor countries is transferred to large international corporations. Poor citizens' taxes are used to pay back loans for benefits they never received. The taxes will be diverted from health, education, and welfare. Confessions of an Economic Hitman is a well-written look at a "game" of odious debt and thievery that ruins millions of lives. Perkins has done a great service in exposing the system.
Ance
Well, well, well---another piece to the puzzle as to what constitutes the United States of America!
Besides the curse of blood-stained hands from endless wars of aggression there is another sinister side to this country's quest for empire and world domination--the enslavement of countries and peoples through cleverly devised debt imposition--the same method our government uses on its own people. This debt imposition on foreign countries serves to enrich foreign rulers and US corporations while impoverishing the common people.
Perkins was one of the people--a cog in the wheel --that made it all possible and when his conscience finally got the better of him he wrote a book about it.
Students will not read about these economic hit men ion any American textbook. Nor will they, as adults, read about it in any periodical or hear about it on any newscast. Politicians will not tell them about it nor will their religious leaders. Yet there is this book by John Perkins describing the process in detail. But those in power--those responsible for this immoral conduct--will allow it to be published and made available to the public without fear of reprisal or consequences--just as they have the countless other books that have spoken truth to power detailing corruption, war-making and deceit by those in the highest offices. Why?? Because the average citizen in this country doesn't care one iota about anything that he perceives as not directly affecting the welfare of himself or his family. That plus the fact that very few people will ever hear of or read this book. People don't read any more--they are plugged into their machines of instant gratification and get the bulk of what they think is news from inane sources such as the Letterman show. Even if some do read it, they will soon forget and move on--continuing with their mundane lives completely oblivious to the world that is suffering and burning outside their doors.
And me?? I know the truth--but even those who know the truth, they are powerless. There is nothing that can be done to stop the insanity. It is like death---Death eventually smiles at us all and the best a man can do is smile back.
I give this book 5 Stars not because it was particularly well written but because it informs in a world desperately in need of being informed. Read it if you will but with the understanding and full knowledge that the truth shall not set you free.
"And There I Was" by DH Koester
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