Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Hoodwinked: Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and How to Remake Them
"John Perkins calls himself a former economic hit man. He has seen the signs of today’s financial meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiasco, the collapse of the banking industry, the rising unemployment rate–these are all familiar to him. Perkins was on the front lines of monitoring and helping create these very events that were once just confined to the Third World. From 1971 to 1981, he worked for the international consulting firm of Chas T. Main, where he was a self-described “economic hit man.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Confessions of An Economic Hit Man” and “The Secret History of the American Empire.”...."