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limpyhobbler

(8,244 posts)
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 05:52 AM Jan 2012

Former economic hitman, John Perkins on Citizen Radio.

Former economic hitman, John Perkins on Citizen Radio.

http://wearecitizenradio.com/2012/01/20/20120120-former-economic-hitman-john-perkins-2/

It's a re-run, but it was a really informative interview.



As an EHM (Economic Hit Man), Perkins’s job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel.

Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the U.S. government and the international aid agencies allied with it were able to control these economies and to ensure that oil and other resources were channeled to serve the interests of building a global empire.

Perkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and the new book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded–and What We Need to Do to Remake Them.

Also check out Perkins’ website (http://www.johnperkins.org/) and add him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/economic_hitman).

He joins Citizen Radio for the full hour to discuss his job as an EHM, US-led assassinations, his accurate predictions that Iceland’s economy would collapse, the dangers of hyper-Capitalism and global Corporatism (including how America’s domestic banks, the IMF, and The World Bank enslave people with debt,) and the EHMs’ treatment of Iran, Bolivia, and Venezuela.



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Former economic hitman, John Perkins on Citizen Radio. (Original Post) limpyhobbler Jan 2012 OP
Thanks for this. Delphinus Jan 2012 #1
no problem. Some of of the stuff he talks about seems so outrageous that I don't know whether to limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #2
Perkins opened my eyes to the predatory practices of the IMF and World Bank a long time ago. polly7 Jan 2012 #3

Delphinus

(11,774 posts)
1. Thanks for this.
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 07:36 AM
Jan 2012

I have read a few of his books and listened to him with Amy Goodman. Seems, to me, that he knows the truth of how things operate.

limpyhobbler

(8,244 posts)
2. no problem. Some of of the stuff he talks about seems so outrageous that I don't know whether to
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:39 PM
Jan 2012

believe it or not. But then I realize that it's really just stuff that everybody knows happens anyway and what makes it seem outrageous is that it's a view from the inside. What I'd like to see, is more similar first-hand accounts and descriptions from other people like Mr. Perkins, to sort of corroborate the story, not that I don't believe him.

polly7

(20,582 posts)
3. Perkins opened my eyes to the predatory practices of the IMF and World Bank a long time ago.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:28 AM
Jan 2012

Everything I've read about them since has only verified, for me, what he said originally.

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