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Author Perkins, John, 1945-

Title Confessions of an economic hit man / John Perkins
Edition 1st ed
Published San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2004

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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Series A BK currents book
BK currents book.
Contents 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 résumé -- 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
Summary Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business
Analysis Developing countries
External debt
United States
Political influence
Corruption
Intelligence services
Multinational corporations
Autobiography
Globalisation
Power (International relations)
Overseas item
John Perkins
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Perkins, John, 1945-
SUBJECT Perkins, John, 1945- fast
Subject United States. National Security Agency -- Biography
Chas. T. Main, Inc.
World Bank -- Developing countries
SUBJECT Chas. T. Main, Inc. fast
United States. National Security Agency fast
World Bank fast
Subject 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
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance.
Corporations, American -- Corrupt practices
Corporations, American -- Foreign countries
Economists
Energy consultants
Imperialism
Intelligence officers
Wirtschaftskriminalität
Developing countries
United States
USA
Entwicklungsländer
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biographies (form)
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Erlebnisbericht.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004046353
ISBN 9781576755129
1576755126
9781605095295
160509529X