confessions of an economic hit man

I’m going to call it a night now, and read Amy Goodman’s interview with John Perkins, the author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” If you’ve read the book, or if you’ve heard anything about it, leave a comment.

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  1. Dick Cheney's Extending Taint
    Posted February 17, 2005 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    I heard a Fresh Air interview with that author and thought it was really interesting. It made me want to read the book for sure. It sounds like an opportunity to get underneath the bs and hear about how things really work.

  2. mark
    Posted February 17, 2005 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Taint.

  3. Posted February 17, 2005 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    A friend of mine at work has read the book (several times from what I hear), he says it’s amazing how much of the book goes into the dirty business that is now coming back to publicly bite companies (*cough* haliburton *cough*) in the ass. I’ve been meaning to buy it for a while now, but – I’m broke…

    It also breaks down exactly how the US bullies poor-governments into contracting out to US companies – knowing full well the country can’t afford it – then the US has to step in and “oversee” their investment… basically we end up running the show from behind the curtain.

    You should suggest it for the next book your group can read….

  4. Posted February 17, 2005 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I bought this book for my sons at Christmas. One son is an economist; the other a soon-to-graduate engineer. It is essential consciousness raising brain food for the young professional. It is an excellent book!

  5. mark
    Posted February 19, 2005 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Frances, I’d be interested to know what your son, the economist, made of the book. If you get a chance, please let me know… I’m going to see if they have it at the library. And, if it’s as good as you all say, I’ll nominate it for the book club. Thanks.

  6. jerry lynch
    Posted March 4, 2005 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I’m reading the book right now. It is amazing in that the author’s personal stories really fill in the blanks on how the corproate elite is trying to dominate the world.

    I’ve read many books on multinationals and international issues. This is one of the most exciting to read. It is as exciting as fiction and it is leaving a lasting impression on me.

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