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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 05:52 AM

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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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 07:36 AM

1. Thanks for this.

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.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:39 PM

2. no problem. Some of of the stuff he talks about seems so outrageous that I don't know whether to

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.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:28 AM

3. Perkins opened my eyes to the predatory practices of the IMF and World Bank a long time ago.

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

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