“When I read Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, I could not have known that, some years later, I would be on the receiving end of the type of ‘economic hit’ that Perkins so vividly narrated . . .”-Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance, Greece
“Ten years ago Confessions of an Economic Hit Man exposed the real story. The New Confessions tells the rest of that story – the terrible things that have happened since, and what we all can do to turn a death economy into a life economy.”-Yoko Ono
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About the Author
John Perkins was formerly Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, the IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Since then, his books on economics, geo-politics, and indigenous cultures have sold more than 1 million copies. He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit.
You can find out more about John Perkins at his website, www.johnperkins.org
About the Book
Featuring fifteen explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of a classic New York Times million-copy bestseller brings the story of economic hit men up to date and, chillingly, home to the United States. It also gives us hope and the tools to fight back.
In this astonishing tell-all book, former economic hit man (EHM) 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 United States 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.
The material in the new section ranges across the planet, including the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, Libya, Turkey, Western Europe , Vietnam, and China. Perhaps most surprisingly, in the decade since the original book, EHMs and jackals have come home to the United States — in the form of bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives and others “whose job…is to con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”
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