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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The shocking inside story of how America really took over the world

John Perkins

As I am who I am, frankly I enjoy American politics. I had no perception of my obsession with American news until lately as the American presidential election ends. I could not give up my daily 30-min NBC news, still. As tolerant to different perspectives as it seems to show, American news is adroit at drawing attention and rephrasing its agendas. Understanding how comfortably I often endorsed exaggerated comments was not enough to take the rider’s seat, but the elephant’s. Easy said than done. Rationally speaking, it is a bias. That is just to say how influential media is. Unfortunately, to many, it is unimaginable how much it moves concurrently with political agendas for a few.

Corporatocracy is no longer a conspiracy theory of clandestine meetings orchestrated behind closed doors. The monopoly of servers mega-companies that “enslave” millions of Indians, Bangladeshi, and Africans; the swift growths in power and money of the top in oil kingdoms like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela or the shahs in Iran; the widening gap between “they” born in gold and “we” born in slums; you name them all. I hardly refuse the rewards of globalization, but as I cannot agree more with John Perkins that globalization is just a process of ages-old imperialism pushed hard by the privileged few that happen to be born differently and supported by a formidable army.

Confessions of an Economic Man is a confession statement of John Perkins, who claims to be an Economic Hit Man, a highly paid professionals hired by off-the-record organizations to cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. As an economic consultant, he was producing fraudulent reports to lure the top of developing countries in exchange for the American promises of backing their power and money. Those reports draw stunning scenarios that money borrowers will be buried forever in debt, thus being dependent on the US.

The book surprises me with the insistence that there exists such a giant, strong and greedy network of Corporates, Banks, and Governments that cause tensions for billions of people and completely rewrites the history of the human. The book is a personal account of events, yet I felt the raw feeling among its words. If there is one, it must be incredibly hard to expose this evil, the evil that, once starts, would turn everyone into belief in the rightfulness to exploit people at the bottom for a more advanced society.

Spring 2021

January 6, 2021 at 3:00:00 PM


politics, autobiography, economics, capitalism


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
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