Economic Hit Man"
John Perkins, Author
here to BUY "Confessions
of an Economic Hit Man"
from Powells Books
book, although being essentially ignored by the mainstream media, is currently
on 20 bestseller lists, including the New York
In the book, John recounts his true-life story
as he worked for one of the world's leading development companies, MAIN, Inc.
During the 1980s, MAIN led the way in providing analysis and strategies for
massive development projects throughout the world. Allied with the World Bank
and the NSA (National Security Agency) the development projects were massive,
and tied to U.S. giants like Haliburton and Bechtel.
What makes these seemingly reasonable efforts to
uplift the developing world the basis of a "confessional" is that
they were designed to ensnare the nations into overwhelming debts, thereby
forcing them to accommodate special resource development "deals"
that benefited the "partners," leading to historic devastation of
peoples, cultures and environments around the world. We hear about these
effects each day in the news.
In this interview, we focus on the overall
impacts of development, and on a vision for a better world, to which
John Perkins has dedicated himself at every level.
I recommend that everyone read his book, so
that we can know the roots of so many of the environmental catastrophes we
witness endlessly and realize that these can be turned around, with
knowledge, dedication, and a will to truly help humankind.
From the Preface: John
Perkins writes. . .
hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around
the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World
Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other
foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge
corporations and the pockets o fa few wealthy families who control the
planet's natural resources. 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 new and
terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.
I should know; I was an EHM.
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