25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 6, 2014

Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce



The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.50
List price: $24.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Economics- General
1 Burnside International Studies- Trade

This title in other editions

Other titles in the BK Currents series:

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

by

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

ISBN13: 9781576753958
ISBN10: 1576753956
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $5.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

In Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins exposed his past role as one of a cadre of imperial agents who use "fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder" in order to loot countries of aid and development funds on behalf of what he has dubbed the "corporatocracy." This collection of essays is intended as a companion to Confessions that exposes the wider machinery of the "economic hit men" of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the US government, and global big business and the "jackals" from the Central Intelligence Agency and elsewhere that often follow in their wake, instigating coups, sowing destabilization, and otherwise carrying out the agenda of the "corporatocracy." The 12 essays include personal accounts of other "economic hit men" involved in business, aid, and banking corruption; investigative reports on the activities of the infamous Bank of Credit and Commerce International, corrupt World Bank development aid practices in the Philippines and elsewhere, manipulation of Iraq's oil laws under the US occupation; and wider contextual pieces documenting the overall workings of so-called debt-relief and the role export credit agencies in encouraging worldwide weapons proliferation. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

John Perkins' controversial expose, ""Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,"" became an international word-of-mouth sensation and a long-running ""New York Times"" bestseller. However, the revelations that John Perkins presented in ""Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"" were, actually, only a glimpse into the world of economic hit men. It turns out this secret world is even bigger, deeper, and more sinister than even Perkins knew. Perkins is now joined by a dozen other economic hit men and investigators, as they go much further in revealing how the EHM game has functioned, and continues to function, in many countries around the world. Through detailed confessions and hard facts and figures, ""A Game As Old As Empire"" unearths the truth about what is really going on in the world. Each chapter focuses on a particular case, detailing the methods used to deceive, steal, corrupt, and coerce. After presenting these particular cases, ""A Game As Old As Empire"" connects the dots — showing how the various pieces of this system come together to create the world's first truly global empire. The book then offers a call to action, explaining what ordinary citizens can do to confront and unravel this destructive network of control.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

rltoruan, December 7, 2006 (view all comments by rltoruan)
I didn't read this book yet, because it is not sold at bookstores in Indonesia. I got its manuscript from my office friend who attended a book fair in Germany recently. Its contents looks like quite interest to Indonesian readers and I am going to review it before we decide to publish its in our national language called Bahasa Indonesia. We will contact you later to get your permission. By the way, could you tell me who are the target readers in your country? Could you email me its English review?
Best rergards,

Rayendra L. Toruan
Book editor of PT Elex Media Komputindo
a book publisher and multimedia sister company of KOMPAS GRAMEDIA Group (Jakarta) Indonesia
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(6 of 13 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576753958
Author:
Hiatt, Steven
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Introduction by:
Perkins, John
Introduction:
Perkins, John
Author:
Perkins, John
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
POL033000
Subject:
Globalization - Social aspects
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Bk Currents
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9.26x6.49x1.25 in. 1.30 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Case Against the Global Economy Used Trade Paper $3.48
  2. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Used Hardcover $5.50
  3. Globalization and Its Discontents Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. When Corporations Rule the World 2ND... Used Trade Paper $4.00
  5. What Every American Should Know... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  6. A People's History of the United...
    Sale Trade Paper $13.99

Related Subjects

Business » International
Featured Titles » History and Social Science
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Economics » Global Economics
History and Social Science » Politics » General

A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.50 In Stock
Product details 310 pages Berrett-Koehler Publishers - English 9781576753958 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
John Perkins' controversial expose, ""Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,"" became an international word-of-mouth sensation and a long-running ""New York Times"" bestseller. However, the revelations that John Perkins presented in ""Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"" were, actually, only a glimpse into the world of economic hit men. It turns out this secret world is even bigger, deeper, and more sinister than even Perkins knew. Perkins is now joined by a dozen other economic hit men and investigators, as they go much further in revealing how the EHM game has functioned, and continues to function, in many countries around the world. Through detailed confessions and hard facts and figures, ""A Game As Old As Empire"" unearths the truth about what is really going on in the world. Each chapter focuses on a particular case, detailing the methods used to deceive, steal, corrupt, and coerce. After presenting these particular cases, ""A Game As Old As Empire"" connects the dots — showing how the various pieces of this system come together to create the world's first truly global empire. The book then offers a call to action, explaining what ordinary citizens can do to confront and unravel this destructive network of control.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.