logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - John Perkins
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by: (author)
5.00 5
As an Economic Hitman (EHM), John Perkins helped further American imperial interests in countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. As Chief Economist for the international consulting firm Chas. T. Main, he convinced underdeveloped countries to accept massive loans for... show more
As an Economic Hitman (EHM), John Perkins helped further American imperial interests in countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. As Chief Economist for the international consulting firm Chas. T. Main, he convinced underdeveloped countries to accept massive loans for infrastructure development and ensured that the projects were contracted to multinational corporations. The countries acquired enormous debt, and the US and international aid agencies were able to control their economies. He tried to write this book four times but was threatened or bribed each time to halt. The events of 9/11 - a direct result of the activities of EHMs in the 1970s - finally forced him to confront the role he played himself, and to reveal the truth to the rest of the world. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man has become a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US. It has been called the book that finally 'connects the dots, the book that best explains what is really going on in the world'.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780091909109 (0091909104)
Publisher: Ebury Press
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
11811
11811 rated it
4.0 Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
The ugly innards of US foreign policy over the last 50 years or so. This gave me a perspective I was unfamiliar with until now and I learned a lot from it. Particularly the idea of a "corporatocracy", both what it is and how it behaves.I believe the facts in the book are true but I also believe it...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 The story of a modern day slave-master
It is a little ironic that I am sitting in McDonalds, the flagship of corporate America, writing a commentary on a book about the evils of corporate America. Maybe that is why they wouldn't let me onto their free wi-fi. Anyway, I have got internet (thankyou Telstra) simply by turning my mobile phone...
Amr7assan
Amr7assan rated it
4.0 الاغتيال الاقتصادي للأمم: اعترافات قرصان اقتصادي
كتاب يوضح لنا كيف تهيمن امريكا اقتصاديا على دول العالم الثالث عن طريق ايهام تلك الدول بان امريكا سوف تساعدهم لبناء مشروعات وخطط لتنمية للبلد وتلك المساعدات عن طريق ديون وتستغل امريكا الديون لجعل الدول تحت امرها لتستغل مواردها الطبيعية كالبترول او فى حالة التصويت فى الامم المتحدة وجعل تلك الدول تبيعة...
amrhosny54943
amrhosny54943 rated it
4.0 الاغتيال الاقتصادي للأمم: اعترافات قرصان اقتصادي
كتاب يوضح لنا كيف تهيمن امريكا اقتصاديا على دول العالم الثالث عن طريق ايهام تلك الدول بان امريكا سوف تساعدهم لبناء مشروعات وخطط لتنمية للبلد وتلك المساعدات عن طريق ديون وتستغل امريكا الديون لجعل الدول تحت امرها لتستغل مواردها الطبيعية كالبترول او فى حالة التصويت فى الامم المتحدة وجعل تلك الدول تبيعة...
Fatma
Fatma rated it
4.0 الاغتيال الاقتصادى للأمم
كنت متخوفة عند شروعي في قراءة هذا الكتاب والذي يبدو من اسمه اني سأواجه تعقيدات إحصائية لن أفهمها ولكن كان هذا عكس توقعاتي تماما . كان الكتاب سيرة ذاتية لما اطلقه على نفسه "إعترافات قرصان إقتصاد" فالكتاب لغته سلسة كحكاية يخبرنا فيها طبيعة عمله وكيف حققوا أهدافهم المنشودة في معظم بلدان العالم.يعد تلخي...
Other editions (16)
Books by John Perkins
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?