The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Author John Perkins
ISBN-10 1626566747
ISBN-13 9781626566743
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Shocking Bestseller The original version of this astonishing tell all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list has sold more than 1 25 million copies and has been translated into 32 languages New Revelations Featuring 15 explosive new chapters this expanded edition of Perkins s classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men EHMs up to date and chillingly home to the US Over 40 percent of the book is new including chapters identifying today s EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004 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 elseto 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 toolsfalse economics false promises threats bribes extortion debt deception coups assassinations unbridled military powerare used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles Honduras Ecuador and Libya to Turkey Western Europe Vietnam China and in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development the United States where the new EHMsbankers lobbyists corporate executives and otherscon governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer But as dark as the story gets this reformed EHM also provides hope Perkins offers a detailed list of 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

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