John Perkins. CONTENTS. Preface ix Prologue xvi. PART I: 1 An Economic Hit Man Is Born 3 "In for Life" 12 Indonesia: Lessons for an EHM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CA'TALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA. Perkins, John, -. Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins. p. cm. Includes. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. By John Perkins. Preface. Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe .
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Venezuela: Saved by Saddam Ecuador Revisited Piercing the Veneer Epilogue John Perkins Personal History Notes Index. 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. The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Pages·· the Woman's Soul. “Perkins One is intent on preserving systems The New Confessions.
He attended Middlebury College, graduated from Boston University and joined Start getting smarter: Recommendation Author John Perkins is a little like one of those high-tech thieves who gives up his life of crime to enter a lucrative practice teaching police to thwart other criminals. About the Author John Perkins founded and later sold an alternative energy company. Read on. Instant access to over 18, book summaries Personal Discover your next favorite book with getAbstract.
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It would be great if you could summarize his other books. Other sources, including articles in The New York Times and Boston Magazine as well as a press release issued by the United States Department of State , have referred to a lack of documentary or testimonial evidence to corroborate the claim that the NSA was involved in his hiring to Chas T.
In addition, the author of the State Department release states that the NSA "is a cryptological codemaking and codebreaking organization, not an economic organization" and that its missions do not involve "anything remotely resembling placing economists at private companies in order to increase the debt of foreign countries".
According to Ferguson, those "do not seem like figures worth killing for". Main who first offered Perkins a job there, at first affirmed the overall validity of the book, saying "basically his story is true What John's book says is, there was a conspiracy to put all these countries on the hook, and that happened.
Whether or not it was some sinister plot or not is up to interpretation, but many of these countries are still over the barrel and have never been able to repay the loans. After publishing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins continued with writing three other books on the topic, focusing on other aspects.
A Game as Old as Empire: The epilogue to the edition provides a rebuttal to the current move by the G8 nations to forgive Third World debt. Perkins charges that the proposed conditions for this debt forgiveness require countries to privatise their health, education, electric, water and other public services. Those countries would also have to discontinue subsidies and trade restrictions that support local business, but accept the continued subsidization of certain G8 businesses by the US and other G8 countries, and the erection of trade barriers on imports that threaten G8 industries.
In , the documentary film Confessions of an Economic Hit Man featuring interviews with Perkins, was shown at film festivals around the U.
The film is a Greek —U. Numerous interview-style statements by John Perkins also appear in the Internet-based documentary, Zeitgeist: Addendum , and in the documentary, Four Horsemen.
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