Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

There’s nothing like finding a good spy thriller novel to read for the summer. Oops, this one may well be the real story.
I really enjoyed Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins, which I found in the new books section at my local library when i was looking for some good summer reading. It gives an insider’s view of recent economic history and US dealing with what we tend to call the Third World.
Perkins posits the theory that what he calls the corporatocracy has led to more troubling results than any conspiracy we might imagine.
What’s an “economic hit man”? Perkins says: “Economic hit men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars.”
I found this a good summer read that makes you think and go hmmm from time to time. I’ll let others debate the “truth” of all this – I recommend it for the summer reading list, if only to get one answer to that question, “why do so many in the rest of the world seem to hate the United States?”
[Originally published on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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