Ostensibly an economist, his job was to go off to developing countries, offer them enormous loans with which to improve their infrastructures, and provide wildly inflated projections of the economic growth these improvements would bring. As Perkins explains, the "corporatocracy" consists Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, while purportedly the author's memoir and hard-hitting expose of his work in the "corporatocracy", reads more like a flat and repetitive mass market thriller. So, these genius created a master plan to loan money that will never be repaid by exposing the US to a debt crisis that will seriously harm, if not destroy, them in the future?
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My short review is this: Oct 24, Will Byrnes rated it really vonfessions it Shelves: Agree or not, at least go out and do some research on the topic. But there was something else that made it all happen. The lucrative loans for infrastructure loan is not meant for social development to benefit the poor mess instead to ensnare the host countries for political allegiance and control.
Trivia About Confessions of an His boat disappears at sea, no confessiions written, maybe a page 5 obit in the local paper. View all 8 comments. In these cases, Objective Reality 1 was that the countries had resources. Retrieved November 4, Apparently there's some dispute about the author's credibility, but I found nothing unbelievable about it; I think it's probably an accurate representation of some of the ways poor countries get into debt.
Mar 01, Thamrong rated it liked it. Local elites were essentially bribed to go along, and they in turn acted as enforcers for the American elite that was pushing the product. The United States is engaging in a modern form of slavery by using the World Bank and other international organizations to offer huge loans to developing nations for construction projects and oil production.
Other sources, including articles in The New York Times and Boston Magazine as well as a press release issued by the United States Department of Statehave referred to a lack of documentary or testimonial evidence to corroborate the claim that the NSA was involved in his hiring to Chas T. One bright spot is that Perkins ends the book with some advice on how we as real Americans can change things. Retrieved 14 January Jul 01, Mohamed Hamed rated it it was amazing.
In hock to Uncle Sam
Perkins story about cofessions is not for everyone; I'll tell you that right now. Saudi Arabia was a special case; the flood of dollars from the new OPEC cartel would purchase both sophisticated infrastructure like desalinization plants and U. I should also state that I was only able to read the first two chapters of this book before I could stomach it no more see below.
P 58 Panama was part of Columbia when the French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps, who directed construction f the Suez Canal, decided to build a canal through the Central American isthmus, to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Human activity is determined by the ways perceptions impact physical reality — both consciously and unconsciously. They play a game as old confessiohs empire, but one that has oof on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.
It provides Perkins' account of his career with engineering consulting firm Chas. View all 6 comments.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
Recently returned fro The author of this book, John M. What John's book says is, there was a conspiracy to put all these countries on the hook, and that happened.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We can only imagine how different the situation might be in Iran, the Middle East, the US, and so much of the world if the perceived reality had been different — something like:.
This book is dangerous. I have to get a Hybrid. The Perceived Reality was that using those resources as collateral on loans to finance the building of infrastructure projects would create economic growth and prosperity for all the citizens.
The future of economics is here! Elsewhere, our intrepid confessor seems to contradict himself about the ultimate beneficiaries of his corporate crimes and misdemeanors.
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