Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. John Perkins. CONTENTS. Preface ix Prologue xvi. PART I: 1 An Economic Hit Man Is Born 3 "In for Life" 12 . LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CA'TALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA. Perkins, John, -. Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins. p. cm. Includes. “Give and Take is brimming with life-changing insights. “One of the great secrets of life is that those who win mo The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

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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. Page 2. An Excerpt From. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Page 3. @ vii. CONTENTS. Preface ix. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. By John Perkins. Preface. Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe .

Redford says he should ask the American people first. Ask them when their engines stop. Ask them when people who have never known hunger start going hungry.

Want to know something? They won't want us to ask them.

They'll want us to get it for them. It reads like a Le Carre novel or something by Graham Green, and yet it is autobiographical. A young man becomes drawn into international finance and has the role of convincing third world countries particularly the leaders of these countries to take out loans that are so huge their countries will never be able to repay them.

Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

According to Perkins, he began writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man in the s, but "threats or bribes always convinced [him] to stop. The first real economic hit man was back in the early s, Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. At that point, we understood that this idea of economic hit man was an extremely good one.

The problem with that was that Roosevelt was a C. He was a government employee. Had he been caught, we would have been in a lot of trouble.

It would have been very embarrassing. So, at that point, the decision was made to use organizations like the C.

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Foreign Service. He could have returned to a well-paid position at Borden Cheese, but he wanted to continue serving his country after World War II.

While I was in college, my dad served as chief economic officer in Belgrade Yugoslavia ' He then worked for the State Department until his retirement in ; his job included speaking on college campuses to defend the war in Vietnam.

If he was disillusioned, he never openly let on--though he did mutter about how anti-Communist "know-nothings" in Congress made his job harder in Yugoslavia.

Years later he commented on Ronald Reagan's invasion of Grenada remember that, anyone? His job was to convince leaders to undertake wildly overambitious infrastructure projects that would enrich them and big U.

In most cases, the projects would fail and leave nations beholden to US banks or the World Bank. Saudi Arabia was a special case; the flood of dollars from the new OPEC cartel would download both sophisticated infrastructure like desalinization plants and U.In the new updated version, he focuses on how the debt-and-fear strategy is now at work all over the world, in developed as well as less-developed countries.

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