Who is John Perkins ?
John Perkins (b. January 28, 1945 in Hanover, New Hampshire) is an economist and author. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador from 1968-1970 and this experience launched him in the world of economics and writing. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), an insider’s account of the exploitation or neo-colonization of Third World countries by what Perkins describes as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. His 2007 book, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides more evidence of the negative impact of global corporations on the economies and ecologies of poor countries, as well as offering suggestions for making corporations behave more like good citizens.
JOHN PERKINS – Ex Economic Hitman by Icelandic TV
Interview Part I – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Interview Part II – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
- Hoodwinked (2009)
- The Secret History of the American Empire (2007), ISBN 0-52595-015-X
- Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), ISBN 0-452-28708-1
- A Game as Old as Empire: the Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption (edited by Steven Hiatt, introduction by John Perkins) (2007) ISBN 978-1-57675-395-8