Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Score: 4
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004-11-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 1576755126


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Description :

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
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The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626566767


The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Description :

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004. Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it. Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago. The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs—bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others—“con governm

The Secret History of the American Empire
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings

The Secret History of the American Empire


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 052595015X


The Secret History of the American Empire Book Description :

Presents an expose of international corruption activities as reported by some of the world's top assassins, journalists, and activists, in a cautionary report that makes recommendations for safeguarding the world.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Score: 4
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The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Ebury Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1785033859


The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Description :

False economics. Threats, bribes, extortion. Debt, deception, coups, assassinations and unbridled military power. These are the tools used by the 'corporatocracy' - a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments and rich and powerful individuals - to ensure that they retain and expand their wealth and influence, growing richer and richer as the poor become poorer. In his original, post 9/11 book, John Perkins revealed how he was recruited as an economic hit man in the 1970s, and exposed the corrupt methods American corporations use to spread their influence in the developing world, cheating countries out of trillions of dollars. In this new, extensively updated edition he lays bare the latest, terrifying evolution of the economic hit man, and how the system has become even more entrenched and powerful than ever before. In New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins provides fresh and chilling evidence of how the corporatocracy has grown its influence to every corner of the globe, making us all unwitting slaves to their regime. But he also provides advice on how we can end our unconscious support of the system and its self-serving, lethal economy.

A Game As Old As Empire
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Game As Old As Empire


  • Author : Steve Hiatt
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-01-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442961494


A Game As Old As Empire Book Description :

Postcards from SAddam  The True Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Postcards from SAddam The True Confessions of an Economic Hit Man


  • Author : Salvatore Alessandro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 1976812674


Postcards from SAddam The True Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Description :

In "Postcards from SAddam: The True Confessions of an Economic Hit Man ", the author, a former international lobbyist, recounts his experiences working abroad and how, unlike so-called Economic Hit Men, he and his colleagues, most of whom were former CIA clandestine operations officers, never bribed foreign officials. Instead, they relied on CIA agents' primary tool: Tradecraft. The author shares how he used negotiation & conflict management principles - classic elements of Tradecraft - to secure contracts for U.S. companies, manage workplace conflict, and most importantly, to negotiate his way out of precarious situations. The most notable of these was a risky connecting flight through a hostile Muslim country, where purely by chance, he crosses paths with Saddam Hussein. Traveling without the Italian passport he normally used to conceal his American identity, he is unable to get to his connecting flight as the airport and his plane is surrounded by Saddam's guards. Trapped in the airport carrying only his American passport, and a briefcase with documents linking him to the U.S. intelligence community, he puts tradecraft to the ultimate test. As he weighs his options, he recalls a similar situation in Chile involving another dictator, Augusto Pinochet, and one in Argentina where his tradecraft helps him narrowly elude imprisonment by a fiercely anti-American Argentine colonel. As he draws parallels between countries and dictators on the use of power and true leadership, comparing the highly polarized political climate in Chile during Pinochet's rule to the current political climate in the U.S., he stresses the importance of fact-checking and how the Chilean media sometimes mischaracterized Pinochet's regime while downplaying the violence of extremist groups. In one of the book's most poignant accounts, he then describes how violent extremists targeted his Chilean contact, Solange - his co-worker and the young woman he'd planned to marry, who may very well have save

Study Guide

Study Guide


  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 1670233197


Study Guide Book Description :

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 99-page guide for "The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 47 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Corporatocracy's Quest for Dominance and The Conflict Between Greed and Compassion.

Touching the Jaguar

Touching the Jaguar


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523089888


Touching the Jaguar Book Description :

“This eloquent book inspires us to create a new reality of what it means to be human on this magnificent planet.” —Deepak Chopra When New York Times bestselling author John Perkins was a young Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to "touch the jaguar”—to transform his fears into positive action. He went on to become an "economic hit man" (EHM), convincing developing countries to build huge infrastructure projects that put them perpetually in debt to the World Bank and other US-controlled institutions. Although he sincerely believed this was the best model for economic development, he came to realize it was really a new form of colonialism. Returning to the Amazon, he saw the destructive impact of his EHM work. But he also was inspired by a previously uncontacted tribe that touched its jaguar by uniting with its enemies to defend its territory against invading oil and mining companies. For the first time, Perkins details how his experiences in the Amazon converted him from an EHM to a crusader for transforming our failing Death Economy that destroys its own resources and nature itself into a flourishing Life Economy that renews itself. He provides a strategy for each of us to change our lives and defend our territory—the earth—against destructive policies and systems.

The World Is As You Dream It

The World Is As You Dream It


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1994-04-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594777233


The World Is As You Dream It Book Description :

After 'Hit Man' The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man documents John Perkins’ extraordinary career as a globe-trotting economic hit man. Perkins’ insider’s view leads him to crisis of conscience--to the realization that he must devote himself to work which will foster a world-wide awareness of the sanctity of indigenous peoples, their cultures, and their environments. Perkins’ books demonstrate how the age-old shamanic techniques of some of the world’s most primitive peoples have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality. Deep in the rain forests and high in the Andes of Ecuador, native shamans teach the age-old technique of dream change, a tradition that has kept the cultures of the Otavalans, Salasacans, and Shuar alive despite centuries of conquest. Now these shamans are turning their wisdom and power to the problem of curing a new kind of illness--that created by the industrial world’s dream of dominating and exploiting nature. John Perkins tells the story of these remarkable shamans and of the U.S. medical doctors, psychologists, and scientists who have gone with him to learn the techniques of dream change. These shamanic teachings have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality.

Hoodwinked
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Hoodwinked


  • Author : John Perkins
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307589941


Hoodwinked Book Description :

Takes aim at the current global economic crisis and attempts to clear a path out of the rubble by providing a plan for remaking the economic markets.