By John Perkins
Confessions of an financial Hit guy finds a online game that, in line with John Perkins, is "as previous as Empire" yet has taken on new and terrifying dimensions in an period of globalization. And Perkins may still be aware of. for a few years he labored for a global consulting company the place his major activity used to be to persuade LDCs (less constructed international locations) around the globe to just accept multibillion-dollar loans for infrastructure tasks and to determine to it that almost all of this funds ended up at Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and different usa engineering and building businesses. This e-book, which many of us warned Perkins to not write, is a blistering assault on a little-known phenomenon that has had dire effects on either the victimized nations and the U.S.
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins