A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2009 - Political Science - 662 pages
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John Perkins links his experiences to new revelations that expose the drive for empire that lies behind the rhetoric of globalization....Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign ''aid'' organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.
 

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This book is a compilation of essays written by former international bankers, development economists, foreign aid workers, and others. It's about offshore banking, bad loan schemes, "debt relief," tax ... Read full review

Contents

Global Empire The Web of Control
1
Selling Moneyand Dependency Setting the Debt Trap 3 Dirty Money Inside the Secret World of Offshore
33
Banking
50
BCCIs Double Game Banking on America Banking
102
The Human Cost of Cheap Cell Phones
144
Mercenaries on the Front Lines in the New Scramble
183
Hijacking Iraqs Oil Reserves Economic Hit Men
222
The World Bank and the 100 Billion Question 9 The Philippines the World Bank and the Race to the
267
Bottom
300
Exporting Destruction
340
The Mirage of Debt Relief
382
Global Uprising The Web of Resistance
460
About the Authors
497
Index
541
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