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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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Publisher Comments:

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 dimensions in an era of globalization. And Perkins should know. For many years he worked for an international consulting firm where his main job was to convince LDCs (less developed countries) around the world to accept multibillion-dollar loans for infrastructure projects and to see to it that most of this money ended up at Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies. This book, which many people warned Perkins not to write, is a blistering attack on a little-known phenomenon that has had dire consequences on both the victimized countries and the U.S.

Synopsis:

A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages third world economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the lucrative contracts.

Table of Contents

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 r

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576755129
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Author:
Perkins, John
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
CURRENT EVENTS / Political
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Government & Business
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Biography/Business
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Economics-Global Economics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
Business & Economics : Government & Business
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Business
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
280

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Biography » Business
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