Confession of an economic hitman

Case in point is the shocking—shocking! I think I preferred it when the rulers of the world at least pretended they were concerned we might overthrown them if we caught them at their cheating. Our redeemed narrator minces no words about his brief: We warn our Colombian brothers:

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Also, cojfession writes like a horny 10th grader--very poorly, and in the middle of discussing serious issues he I'd had high expectations of this book and was very disappointed--mostly because I wasn't able to get past the fact that Perkins is a chauvinistic pig who I hated from the beginning til the end.

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He had no idea that the purported highjackers were mostly Saudis, nor that Osama bin Laden wasn't an Afghani. Reading his story has reminded me of a young friend I have. Passages like these felt condescending.

The worst thing we can do cknfession just sit idly by and continue living in ignorance. I had only to return to the American Revolution and Tom Paine for a model.

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In the end, those leaders become ensnared in a web of debt that ensures their loyalty. They meet in dark rooms and plot our destruction! At that point, we understood that this idea of economic hit man was an extremely good one. I also just didn't like his eonomic view on globalization.

The point of this was twofold. They won't want us to ask them.

Why is it rated a 3. First, the money loaned would find its way right back into the pocket of American conffssion, because it would be used for major construction projects, roads, dams, electrification projects.

If you're looking for a good fire-side read, this isn't it. While I was in college, my dad served as chief economic officer in Belgrade Yugoslavia ' My slightly longer explanation is this: The book reinforce my believe of the deception of the cnfession American power.

Anyone who dared to speak out against Castillo was persecuted. View all 9 comments. Perkins describes the role of an economic hit man as follows:. This article is about the book. Retrieved November 4, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

I think I preferred it when they would lie to us, if for no better reason than purely out of shame. To simply disagree with an idea because it's hard to swallow is a level of self-denial that keeps therapists confesxion business. The epilogue to the edition provides a rebuttal to the current move by the Ov nations to forgive Third World debt. However, after several years struggling internally over the role he was playing in crippling foreign economies, he quit his consulting job.

He like a prophet. Where they can do whatever they like and then rub our noses in it and we will only shake our heads and complain about how powerless we are. New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Apparently there's some dispute about the author's credibility, but I found nothing unbelievable about it; I think it's probably an accurate representation of some of the ways poor countries get into debt.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act are stern realities for American businesspeople, who are no more likely than anybody else to commit their felonious intentions to paper or share them frankly with others, especially competitors. Mar 28, Kainan rated it really liked it Shelves: I would work to bankrupt the countries that received [international loans] after they had paid MAIN and the other U.

Aug 21, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves:

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