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Confessions of an economic hit man

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This phenomenal New York Times bestseller is an expose of international corruption and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations. John Perkins was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the United States, from Indonesia to Panama, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to US corporations, such as Halliburton and Bechtel. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the US government, World Bank, and other US-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks, dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is the story of one man's extraordinary experiences inside the international intrigue, greed, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that America has been involved in since World War II--and which have dire implications for American democracy and world freedom.
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Full title confessions of an economic hit man
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display_description "Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."
John Perkins should know—he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S.—from Indonesia to Panama—to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U. S. corporations. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks—dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission.
This New York Times bestseller exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world. It is a compelling story that also offers hope and a vision for realizing the American dream of a just and compassionate world that will bring us greater security.
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subject_facet Chas. T. Main, Inc, Corporations, American -- Corrupt practices, Corporations, American -- Foreign countries, Economists -- United States -- Biography, Energy consultants -- United States -- Biography, Imperialism -- History -- 20th century, Imperialism -- History -- 21st century, Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography, Perkins, John, -- 1945-, United States. -- National Security Agency -- Biography, World Bank -- Developing countries
title_display Confessions of an economic hit man
title_full Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Confessions of an economic hit man / John Perkins
title_short Confessions of an economic hit man
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topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Business, Corporations, American, Corrupt practices, Economists, Energy consultants, History, Imperialism, Intelligence officers, Nonfiction, Perkins, John