Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

ISBN-10: 1576753018

ISBN-13: 9781576753019

Edition: 2004

Authors: John Perkins

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A straightforward business: a consultant persuades a developing country to accept a massive loan from the US & issue contracts to US companies. The US thus subsidises its own industry & gets control of the developing economy into the bargain. John Perkins was the consultant: this is his story.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

John Perkins was born on January 28, 1945 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He attended Brown University, and Boston University School of Management during the 1960s. His best-known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), an insider's account of the exploitation or neo-colonization of Third World countries by what Perkins describes as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. His 2007 book, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides more evidence of the negative impact of global corporations on the economies and ecologies of poor countries, as well as offering suggestions for making corporations behave more like good citizens. Since the late 1980's he has been heavily involved with non-profit organizations in Ecuador and around the world.

Preface
Prologue
1963-1971
An Economic Hit Man Is Born
"In for Life"
Indonesia: Lessons for an EHM
Saving a Country from Communism
Selling My Soul
1971-1975
My Role as Inquisitor
Civilization on Trial
Jesus, Seen Differently
Opportunity of a Lifetime
Panama's President and Hero
Pirates in the Canal Zone
Soldiers and Prostitutes
Conversations with the General
Entering a New and Sinister Period in Economic History
The Saudi Arabian Money-laundering Affair
Pimping, and Financing Osama bin Laden
1975-1981
Panama Canal Negotiations and Graham Greene
Iran's King of Kings
Confessions of a Tortured Man
The Fall of a King
Colombia: Keystone of Latin America
American Republic versus Global Empire
The Deceptive Resume
Ecuador's President Battles Big Oil
I Quit
1981-Present
Ecuador's Presidential Death
Panama: Another Presidential Death
My Energy Company, Enron, and George W. Bush
I Take a Bribe
The United States Invades Panama
An EHM Failure in Iraq
September 11 and its Aftermath for Me, Personally
Venezuela: Saved by Saddam
Ecuador Revisited
Piercing the Veneer
Epilogue
John Perkins Personal History
Notes
Index
About the Author
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