John Perkins was the frontman for a system that traded in fraud, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and even murder. In The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, his extraordinary follow-up to Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, a book that spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 32 languages, Perkins continues to expose how government sanctioned EHMs create a system that has mired countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East in fear and debt and held them in servitude to US interests with the all-too frequent backing of CIA jackal assassins and the military. Now this unholy alliance he calls the “corporatocracy” has spread its cancer into the heart of America.
EHMs — in the form of bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives and others — “con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer,” Perkins writes. The EHMs and jackals, who step in when EHMs fail, now attack the American economy and threaten the foundations of democracy as a tiny but powerful segment of the population attains unimaginable wealth while the middle class slides toward poverty.
But as dark as this true story gets in The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, the reformed EHM provides us with light to see our way through this living nightmare. He offers specific ideas and strategies for how each of us—students, entrepreneurs, middle-aged people, retirees, and corporate executives — can take actions to transform the failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that can regenerate devastated resources and provide abundance for future generations.
Perkins’s vast experience on both sides of the moral divide has taught him that together we have the ability to create a world where no group has the power to make other groups of people desperate and powerless.
About the Author
John Perkins was formerly Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, the IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since then, his books have sold more than 1 million copies. He has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, and in the pages of Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications.
John Perkins is the author of "The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" (http://goo.gl/DJ2PB9). Apart from his books on economics and politics, Mr. Perkins has also authored books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit. In total he has authored 9 books which have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.
He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit.
To contact John Perkins, please go to www.johnperkins.org. To learn more about Dream Change and Pachamama Alliance, please visit www.dreamchange.org and www.pachamama.org.
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