Perkins, John, 1945-

Confessions of an economic hit man / John Perkins. - 1st ed. - San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2004. - xxi, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1963-1971 -- An economic hit man is born -- "In for life" -- Indonesia: lessons for an EHM -- Saving a country from communism -- Selling my soul -- 1971-1975 -- My role as inquisitor -- Civilization on trial -- Jesus, seen differently -- Opportunity of a lifetime -- Panama's president and hero -- Pirates in the Canal Zone -- Soldiers and prostitutes -- Conversations with the general -- Entering a new and sinister period in economic history -- The Saudi Arabian money-laundering affair -- Pimping, and financing Osama bin Laden -- 1975-1981 -- Panama Canal negotiations and Graham Greene -- Iran's king of kings -- Confessions of a tortured man -- The fall of a king -- Colombia: keystone of Latin America -- American republic versus global empire -- The deceptive r�esum�e -- Ecuador's president battles big oil -- I quit -- 1981-present -- Ecuador's presidential death -- Panama: another presidential death -- My energy company, Enron, and George W. Bush -- I take a bribe -- The United States invades Panama -- An EHM failure in Iraq -- September 11 and its aftermath for me, personally -- Venezuela: saved by Saddam -- Ecuador revisited -- Piercing the veneer.

A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages Third World economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the contracts.

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Perkins, John, 1945-
Perkins, John M., 1945-


United States. National Security Agency --Biography.
Chas. T. Main, Inc.
World Bank--Developing countries.


Economists--United States--Biography.
Energy consultants--United States--Biography.
Intelligence officers--United States--Biography.
Corporations, American--Foreign countries.
Corporations, American--Corrupt practices.
Imperialism--History--20th century.
Imperialism--History--21st century.

UB271.U52 / P47 2004