Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
By John Perkins
Paperback: 303 pages; Publisher: Plume; First Thus edition (December 27, 2005); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0452287081
"...Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, says he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business. "Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars," Perkins writes..."
"...Perkins' story illuminates a larger picture in a way that more scholarly treatises cannot match. In this book...Perkins really does tell it like it is. This is the book I have been waiting for, the book that fills in the blanks left behind by the writers of global theories, the book that tells us how it really happens...(how)...the United States engineered ousters of democratically-elected leaders who did not do the bidding of our corporations..(and)...the actual steps that led to these actions...."