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John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By Stella Constance


John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an autobiography, with a political economics study on the events he discusses.

As a former Economic Hit Man (EHM) representing the interests of his nation and the international consulting firm he formerly worked for, he discusses on how highly paid professionals have manipulated other nations out of trillions of dollars. Perkins delves into various international issues still relevant today, ranging from the funding of terrorism to, directly impacting a nation’s inhabitants through enabling or handicapping them through the selective building or deconstructing of a nation’s political-economic systems and associated infrastructures to, reconstructing a nation’s cultural identity to create a dependency. He shares with readers a variety of tools an EHM often uses to meet set goals including, assisting to rig elections, bribing, extorting, sex, murder, besides providing fraudulent financial reports. For general readers, it reads easy, with the information he provides, still relevant today and sourced. However, it is a cautionary tale and a highly recommended reading: particularly for local and national governments, NGOs, and businesses, especially if in the future, they have to deal with “lobbyists” of this kind of potency.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man



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