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Confessions of an economic hit man

Author: John Perkins
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Perkins; John Perkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Perkins
ISBN: 0452287081 : 9780452287082
OCLC Number: 62746395
Description: xxv, 303 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1: 1963-1971 ch. 1 An Economic hit man is born --
ch. 2 "In for life" --
ch. 3 Indonesia: lessons for an EHM --
ch. 4 Saving a country from communism --
ch. 5 Selling my soul --
Part 2: 1971-1975 --
ch. 6 My role as inquisitor --
ch. 7 Civilization on trial --
ch. 8 Jesus, seen differently --
ch. 9 Opportunity of a lifetime --
ch. 10 Panama's president and hero --
ch. 11 Pirates in the Canal zone --
ch. 12 Soldiers and prostitutes --
ch. 13 Conversations with the General --
ch. 14 Entering a new and sinister period in economic history --
ch. 15 The Saudi Arabian money-laundering affair --
ch. 16 Pimping, and financing Osama bin Laden --
Part 3: 1975-1981 ch. 17 Panama Canal negotiations and Graham Greene --
ch. 18 Iran's king of kings --
ch. 19 Confessions of a tortured man --
ch. 20 The Fall of a king --
ch. 21 Colombia: keystone of Latin America --
ch. 22 American republic versus global empire --
ch. 23 The Deceptive résumé --
ch. 24 Ecuador's president battles big oil --
ch. 25 I quit --
Part 4: 1981- Present ch. 26 Ecuador's presidential death --
ch. 27 Panama: another presidential death --
ch. 28 My energy company, Enron, and George W. Bush --
ch. 29 I take a bribe --
ch. 30 The United States invades Panama --
ch. 31 An EHM failure in Iraq --
ch. 32 The September 11 and its aftermath for me, personally --
ch. 33 Venezuela: saved by Saddam --
ch. 34 Ecuador revisited --
ch. 35 Piercing the veneer --
What you can do --
Epilogue --
John Perkins personal history.
Responsibility: John Perkins.

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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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