Monday, 7 September 2009

John Perkins: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – The Shocking Story of How America Really Took Over the World

Very interesting book about the policies of USA to gain control over the countries across this planet. The book is a political biography which tells how American politicians use their pocket organizations like World Bank, International Money Fund (IMF) and CIA to put poor developing countries into huge debts knowing that they will never be able to pay back in generations and will default. By using such techniques, they add countries into their empire portfolio. This is actually just a modern way of empire building. The difference lays in that earlier, empires used military power (hit men) to gain control, and now they use economical power by using economic hit men. This is done inn cooperation with large corporations like Halliburton, Shell etc use their financial and political power to play with millions of lives in order to satisfy their opportunistic goals.

The book is written by a former economic hit man who used to work in a large engineering & construction firm, and he was also part of making such deals to take control over countries. The book is well-written and the author will present several interesting facts and stories, which makes the book entertaining too.

Rating: 5 of 6

1 comment:

The Panorama said...

Sounds like an intereseting book. I will add it to my list of wanna read books:)'

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