Game as Old as Empire The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption

ISBN-10: 1576753956

ISBN-13: 9781576753958

Edition: 2007

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Description: John Perkins's sensational New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (more than 300,000 sold) revealed just the tip of the iceberg of the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption. Now more economic hit men and investigators tell the whole shocking story.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Introduction : new confessions and revelations from the world of economic hit men
Global empire : the Web of control
Selling money - and dependency : setting the debt trap
Dirty money : inside the secret world of offshore banking
BCCI's double game : banking on America, banking on Jihad
The human cost of cheap cell phones
Mercenaries on the front lines in the new scramble for Africa
Hijacking Iraq's oil reserves : economic hit men at work
The World Bank and the $100 billion question
The Philippines, the World Bank, and the race to the bottom
Exporting destruction
The mirage of debt relief
Global uprising : the Web of resistance
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