|steph||Date: Tuesday, 2011-06-21, 9:34 PM | Message # 1|
|Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins, is about a man who gets hired for an international consulting firm. He gets hired as an economist, but soon realizes he must work as an economic hit man. He was explained that he had to make huge loans to developing countries and have that same money flow back into the U.S. economy. The LDC's would eventually become bankrupt and easy targets for favors. He travels the world and goes to many countries like Indonesia, Panama, and Saudi Arabia. He meets the political leaders of those countries and is exposed to a lot of corruption. His eyes are opened to see that the U.S. was willing to have its way even if it meant assassinating innocent people and making people in LDC's have bad lives because of their country's bankruptcy. In the end, he quits and lets go of all of his guilt by writing this book. I thought this book was very interesting and informative. It makes people realize how economic situations around the world are really dealt with. I would recommend this book to people who like to read about economic activities and developing countries.