Confessions of an Economic Hitman

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Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Postby EstebanColberto » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:27 am

Many years ago, I read this book called Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins. A new edition has come out with updated material. To discuss it he did an interview with Yes Magazine.



There's a transcript here if you don't want to watch the video: http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/ ... y-20160318

The book was about how it was his job to get leaders in the third world to accept massive loans for projects in their own country and give the contracts over to US corporations. The US would use the foreign debt they held over those countries to coerce their governments to do what our government wanted. In his updated book, he claims the problems caused by economic hitmen like himself are getting worse and that he now believes that having mastered the third world, their new targets are the US and Europe, pointing to the debt crises both face.

I would've put this in the books forum, but I felt it was appropriate for current events.
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