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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: The shocking story of how America really took over the world
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CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN: THE SHOCKING STORY OF HOW AMERICA REALLY TOOK OVER THE WORLD

PAPERBACK BY PERKINS, JOHN

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ISBN
9780091909109
IMPRINT
EBURY PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
EBURY PUBLISHING
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
272 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
24 SEP 2005

DESCRIPTION

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'.