Confessions of an economic hit man / John Perkins.
By: Perkins, John.Material type: TextPublisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxi, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1576753018 (alk. paper); 9781576753019 (alk. paper).Subject(s): 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
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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.