The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

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Read The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Online Free - Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages.
New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004.
Former economic hit man 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 US 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.
Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.
The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

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ISBN : 1626566747
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Athan rated it ★★★☆☆

November 11, 2016

My friend Stan is approaching his 50th and in his old age is becoming a bit of a conspiracy theorist. He emailed me a list of books to read, most of which are not easy to find, but Confessions was on it, so I ordered the new, expanded book to see what the fuss is all about. For starters, the “15 e...

Bookshark rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 06, 2016

I'm fairly sympathetic to the author's apparent political persuasions, and I'm sure at least some of this book is true, but it comes across as exaggerated and even paranoid. For instance, it was clear to me that what he portrays as a conspiratorial industry payoff (the cushy consulting job offer...

Mal rated it ★★★★☆

April 06, 2017

No one but the most hard-bitten defender of U.S. foreign policy would deny that the United States dominates a global empire bigger than any other in human history and that we have employed highly questionable and often illegal means to build it. In The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, auth...

Steve rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2016

Stunning book. If one of your questions to the world is 'what is wrong with you?', this book is the answer. I'm sure other reviews will give you some spoilers, but this is a fantastic update from his original blockbuster that gave the inside scoop on globalism. There is something great about the...

Wesley rated it ★★★★★

February 26, 2016

I don't typically rate books, but this book does a phenomenal job at explaining the current state of the world. It connects the dots that some have tried to do, but lack the insight and first hand experience of Perkins. Not an author/journalist by trade, there a couple "that could have been state...

Bennett rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2016

I personally found this book riveting from start to finish. John Perkin's is an incredible writer who has some amazing experiences. I would highly recommend anyone struggling with the accepting the way the modern world and institutions function to give this book a read. Keep an open mind and real...

Smiley rated it ★★★★★

May 03, 2016

Great! Fills in a lot of "blank spots on the map"; otherwise, we'd be groping blind, stuck in guesswork, as to what's been happening for the past half-century. Period. IMHO.

Douglas rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2016

Every American citizen should read this book. Some people find it too far fetched; I'm not one of them.

Ana Maria rated it ★★★★★

April 06, 2017

Every single human should read this book, but beware, it will completely alter how you see the world after.

Warwick rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2017

This will be one of the most influential books that I will ever read. We shouldn't be surprised that all of this has been going on since World War II. And we must be more vigilant to protect our countries against abuse by other countries and corporations. I did have a feeling that I would apprecia...

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