Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Author : John Perkins
  • ISBN-10 : 1576755126
  • Release : 2004-11-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 250
  • Price : FREE
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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

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Author : John Perkins
  • ISBN-10 : 9781626566750
  • Release : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 384
  • Price : FREE
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Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this new edition of the New York Times bestseller brings the story of Economic Hit Men up-to-date and, chillingly, home to the U.S.―but it also gives us hope and the tools to fight back. 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. As dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

The Secret History of the American Empire

The Secret History of the American Empire

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : John Perkins
  • ISBN-10 : 052595015X
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 365
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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.

Touching the Jaguar

Touching the Jaguar

  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Author : John Perkins
  • ISBN-10 : 9781523089871
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 264
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“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 New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Author : John Perkins
  • ISBN-10 : 9781626566750
  • Release : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 384
  • Price : FREE
E-book Explanation:

Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this new edition of the New York Times bestseller brings the story of Economic Hit Men up-to-date and, chillingly, home to the U.S.―but it also gives us hope and the tools to fight back. 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. As dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked

  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Author : John Perkins
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307589941
  • Release : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Download/Read : 243
  • Price : FREE
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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.

War Is a Racket

War Is a Racket

  • Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
  • Author : Smedley D. Butler
  • ISBN-10 :
  • Release :
  • Genre: History
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War Is a Racket is a famous anti-war book written by retired Major General Smedley Buter. In the book, Butler discusses how businesses profit from conflict.

Vital Lies  Simple Truths

Vital Lies Simple Truths

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Daniel Goleman
  • ISBN-10 : 9780684831077
  • Release : 1996-05-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Download/Read : 288
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A penetrating analysis of the dark corners of human deception, enlivened by intriguing case histories and experiments.

Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Author : Barack Obama
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307394125
  • Release : 2007-01-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 464
  • Price : FREE
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonder