Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By John Perkins

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Hardcover, 9781576753019, 250pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2004

Description
"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.
John Perkins should know he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S. from Indonesia to Panama to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U. S. corporations. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission.
This New York Times bestseller exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world. It is a compelling story that also offers hope and a vision for realizing the American dream of a just and compassionate world that will bring us greater security.


About the Author
John Perkins is the author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Psychonavigation and his other books follow his life and adventures after Hit Man. John has used the knowledge he gained from master shamans around the world in his successful career as a management consultant, president of a U.S. energy company, and as founder of the Dream Change Coalition, an organization that inspires executives to clean up pollution, reshape corporate goals, and form Earth-honoring partnerships with indigenous cultures. He is also the author of The Stress-Free Habit, Shapeshifting, and The World Is As You Dream It.