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John Perkins is author of Confessions of An Economic Hit Man

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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 15, 2007
John Perkins: New Confessions and Revelations from the World of Economic Hit Men A quarter-century ago, I saw myself as a hit man for the interests of U.S. capitalism in the struggle for control of the developing world during the cold war. Today, the EHM game is more complex, its corruption more pervasive, and its operations more fundamental to the world economy and politics. There are many more types of economic hit men, and the roles they play are far more diverse.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2017
How To Be A Democracy Under Trump In the days since that inauguration, I, like so many, have felt the horror of the emerging Trump policies.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A Militarized Economy Cannot Balance the Budget Military budget - balancing the budget cannot be built on militarized economy.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2012
Corporate Malfeasance -- And Why It Corrupts The term malfeasance is synonymous with misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing and wrongdoing. Corporations and legislators who continue on the path of malfeasance must be brought to justice.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Aggression Begets Aggression In our present state and based on the world's past history we know that aggression only begets more aggression. War creates more war. Terrorists do not dream as children of becoming terrorists.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 8, 2014
2014: Revolutionizing Consciousness We are entering a new year and continuing along the path of a Consciousness Revolution, an event that has been anticipated for centuries by indigenous cultures. This is an ideal time for us to ask ourselves what it means to be human on this tiny space station, Earth, at this moment in history, to recognize that we must take the individual and collective actions necessary to turn crises into opportunities...
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2012
Rio+20 and You A report recently released by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon states: "the international community should measure development beyond GDP and develop a new sustainable development index or set of indicators." That, in my opinion, is the key to human survival on this planet -- at least as we know it.