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“Crime & Corruption...”

Geopolitical conflicts drive this narrative to the dangerous unknowns of international crime & corruption, but an inspired plan proposes a way to change the landscape for future generations.
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"Economic hit men,” John Perkins writes, “are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.”

John Perkins should know—he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S.—from Indonesia to Panama—to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U. S. corporations. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks—dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission.

This New York Times bestseller exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world. It is a compelling story that also offers hope and a vision for realizing the American dream of a just and compassionate world that will bring us greater security.

Topics: United States of America, Tense, Dramatic, Economy, American Government, American Foreign Policy, and Corruption

Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. on
ISBN: 9781605095295
List price: $16.00
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I have to say I about with this book that it is insightful and reflects in the powers behind every political move for third word countries and policies it makes... more
Fantastic book that explores the interconnected web of international development and American interests.more
Blew my mind!!more
Hate the information and also that the author waited so long to say anything about it.more
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I have to say I about with this book that it is insightful and reflects in the powers behind every political move for third word countries and policies it makes... more
Fantastic book that explores the interconnected web of international development and American interests.more
Blew my mind!!more
Hate the information and also that the author waited so long to say anything about it.more
Fantastic...more
A most enlightening book. Although this is about the USA, all nations in/with power have done it before and will do it once they themselves reach this "power"... Unfortunately it is human nature!... If only Man would wake up and realize that we are to pursue and strive towards "Humanity", rather than power....more
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