Sunday, February 22, 2009

Economic Hit Man - BCover

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

"Here are teh real-life details - nasty, manipulative, plain evil - of international corporate skullduggery spun into a tale rivaling the darkest espionage thriller." - Greg Palast (The Best Democracy Money Can Buy)

“A Gripping Tell-All Book.” - Rocky Mountain News

“Astonishing.” - Boston Herald

“Economic hit men,” John Perkins writes, “are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as Empire but one that has taken on terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.”

John Perkins should know – as an economic hit man for an international consulting firm, he convinced developing countries to accept enormous loans to funnel that money to US corporations. The American government and international aid agencies then requested their “pound of flesh,” including access to natural resources, military cooperation, and political support.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is the short story of one man's experiences inside the intrigue, greed, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that America has been involved in since World War II, and which have dire consequences for the future of democracy and the world.

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