Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions

“We must get the corporations to redefine themselves, and I think it’s very realistic that we can do so.”-John Perkins

John Perkins, author of the bestseller “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” has a new book out entitled "The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption".

Yesterday, Amy Goodman interviewed the author to discuss his background as a highly paid economic consultant “hired to strong-arm leaders into creating policy favorable to the U.S. government and corporations.”

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is one of my favorite books and required reading for anyone interested in learning about the corporatocracy merit system and the fraternity/sorority mindset running roughshod over the people of developing countries, and of course, our own. Why do the media saturate us with news of politicians when it is the corporate frat boys who set policy as our politicians auction off what’s left of our democracy to them?

Where are the cameras and the media when backroom deals to sell out our healthcare, jobs and infrastructures go down while the undeclared War on the Middle Class rages on?

When John Perkins says “We must get the corporations to redefine themselves, and I think it’s very realistic that we can do so”, I want to believe that this optimistic statement reflects a blueprint for change already in the works. Perhaps his new book will explore how our society, which values profits over people and enables media and mindless wannabe-msm-alternative-media who uphold the elitist, bipartisan, on big money party line go about doing that. One thing is certain: there will be no positive change for people of poor, developing countries and our own emerging third-world society unless we demand social civility from the corporate world and the media sycophants who emulate their values.

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