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    DescriptionAs an Economic Hitman (EHM), John Perkins helped further American imperial interests in countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. As Chief Economist for the international consulting firm Chas. T. Main, he convinced underdeveloped countries to accept massive loans for infrastructure development and ensured that the projects were contracted to multinational corporations. The countries acquired enormous debt, and the US and international aid agencies were able to control their economies. He tried to write this book four times but was threatened or bribed each time to halt. The events of 9/11 - a direct result of the activities of EHMs in the 1970s - finally forced him to confront the role he played himself, and to reveal the truth to the rest of the world. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man has become a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US. It has been called the book that finally 'connects the dots, the book that best explains what is really going on in the world'.


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    Title
    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Subtitle
    The Shocking Story of How America Really Took Over the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Perkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 196 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091909109
    ISBN 10: 0091909104
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC E4L: ECO
    BIC subject category V2: KCLF, BGB, JFFS
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: USAA5066, ENGM4900, GLOB3300
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 332.042092
    Thema V1.0: GTQ, KCL, DNBB
    Illustrations note
    portraits
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    02 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Perkins was covertly recruited to be an economic hit man (EHM) by the US National Security Agency during his last year at Boston University's School of Business Administration, in the late 1960s. As Chief Economist for the international consulting firm Chas. T. Main from 1971 to 1981, he convinced underdeveloped countries to accept massive loans for infrastructure development and ensured that the projects were contracted to multinational corporations. The countries acquired enormous debt, and the US and international aid agencies were able to control their economies.
    Review quote
    " 'Perkins has ripped open the belly of the financial buccaneers from his unique place on the inside. Here are the real-life details - nasty, manipulative, plain evil - of international corporate skullduggery spun into a tale rivaling the darkest espionage thriller.' - Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"