Baker & Taylor
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The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men.” John Perkins wrote that they “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.” In Perkins's case the tool was debt—convincing strategically important countries to borrow huge amounts of money for enormous, “development “ projects that served the very rich while driving the country deeper into poverty and debt. And once indebted, these countries could be controlled.
In this latest edition, Perkins provides revealing new details about how he and others did their work. But more importantly, in an explosive new section he describes how the EHM tools are being used around the world more widely than ever—even in the U. S. itself. The cancer has metastasized, yet most people still aren't aware of it. Fear and debt drive the EHM system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The EHM system—employing false economics, bribes, surveillance, deception, debt, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—has become the dominant system of economics, government, and society today. It has created what Perkins calls a “Death Economy.” But Perkins offers hope: he concludes with dozens of specific, concrete suggestions for actions all of us can take to wrest control of our world away from the economic hit men, and help give birth to a Life Economy.
NEW EDITION, EXPANDED AND UPDATED
Who Are Today's Economic Hit Men?
Featuring fifteen explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of a classicNew 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.
A former chief economist at an international consulting firm describes how he and others were paid large sums of money to cheat countries out of trillions of dollars using false economics, bribes, surveillance, and even assassination.
In a new edition that includes 15 new chapters, a former chief economist at an international consulting firm describes how he and others were paid large sums of money to cheat countries out of trillions of dollars using false economics, bribes, surveillance and even assassination. Original. First edition was a New York Times best-seller. $75,000 ad/promo.