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Author Perkins, John, 1945-
Title Confessions of an economic hit man / John Perkins.
Imprint New York : Plume, 2006.
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 Main Collection  UB271.U52 P47 2006    AVAILABLE


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Call # UB271.U52 P47 2006
Phys. Description xxv, 303 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages Third World economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the contracts.
Contents Part 1: 1963-1971 ch. 1 An Economic hit man is born -- ch. 2 "In for life" -- ch. 3 Indonesia: lessons for an EHM -- ch. 4 Saving a country from communism -- ch. 5 Selling my soul -- Part 2: 1971-1975 ch. 6 My role as an inquisitor -- ch. 7 Civilization on trial -- ch. 8 Jesus, seen differently -- ch. 9 Opportunity of a lifetime -- ch. 10 Panama's president and hero -- ch. 11 Pirates of the Canal zone -- ch. 12 Soldiers and prostitutes -- ch. 13 Conversations with the General -- ch. 14 Entering a new and sinister period in economic history -- ch. 15 The Saudi Arabian money-laundering affair -- ch. 16 Pimping, and financing Osama bin Laden -- Part 3: 1975-1981 ch. 17 Panama Canal negotiations and Graham Greene -- ch. 18 Iran's king of kings -- ch. 19 Confessions of a tortured man -- ch. 20 The Fall of a king -- ch. 21 Colombia: keystone of Latin America -- ch. 22 American republic versus global empire -- ch. 23 The Deceptive résumé -- ch. 24 Ecuador's president battles big oil -- ch. 25 I quit -- Part 4: 1981- Present ch. 26 Ecuador's presidential death -- ch. 27 Panama: another presidential death -- ch. 28 My energy company, Enron, and George W. Bush -- ch. 29 I take a bribe -- ch. 30 The September 11 and its aftermath for me, personnally -- ch. 33 Venezuela: saved by Saddam -- ch. 34 Ecuador revisited -- ch. 35 Piercing the veneer -- What you can do -- Epilogue -- John Perkins pesonal history.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject Perkins, John, 1945-
United States. National Security Agency -- Biography.
Economists -- United States -- Biography.
Energy consultants -- United States -- Biography.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Chas. T. Main, Inc.
World Bank -- Developing countries.
Corporations, American -- Foreign countries.
Corporations, American -- Corrupt practices.
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 0452287081 : $15.00
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