What is an Economic Hitman and what do they do?

Learn about the murky world of international geopolitics from a former economic hitman...

Published in: World, Wealth
Date: 29 / 03 / 17

Taken from the book 'Confessions of an Economic Hitman', by John Perkins.

This is an expose into the underworld of a little known section of government activities which detrimentally affect native populations and the efficacy of democracies worldwide. Perkins tells about his own experience working for a private international consulting firm which advised the World Bank in efforts to fund huge loans for poor developing countries all around the globe. He explains how he was indoctrinated into the system of cheating poor countries out of trillions of dollars, plunging the countries into insurmountable debt which must then be repaid through the extraction of natural resources, military assistance and political support. He reveals commonly used tactics to pressure small underdeveloped countries into accepting terms which adversely affect the ability of their people to survive and thrive. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an intriguing and deeply personal story of one's man understanding of the meaning of globalization and empire in America today. Perkins reveals shocking details of how the United States Government and corporate America work hand in hand in maintaining a dominating role in international affairs by using greed and corruption to inhibit foreign governments from economic development.

Faisal Amjad

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