The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

by John Perkins | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1626566747 Global Overview for this book
Registered by webosfritos of Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on 5/20/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by webosfritos from Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Monday, May 20, 2019
This book exposes the economic system that promotes predation of the rich over the poor. It started with predation of rich countries over poor countries with the excuse of "aid" and "development". The system has spread to rich people over poor people even in developed countries. This book should be read by anybody. Apart from being extremely relevant it is very well written for a non-fiction book. One of the best books I have ever read. Also, the author probably risked his life to tell this story to everybody and make the world a better place. My highest respect to that.

Journal Entry 2 by webosfritos at Boston, Massachusetts USA on Monday, May 20, 2019
"The republic offered hope to the world. Its foundation was moral and philosophical rather than materialistic. It was based on concepts of equality and justice for all. But it also could be pragmatic -- not merely a utopian dream but also a living, breathing entity. It could make big mistakes, like denying nonlandowners, women, and minorities the right to vote for more than a century. It could open its arms to shelter the downtrodden, then force their children to work under slave-like conditions in its factories. It could be an inspiration and at the same time a force to reckon with; if needed, it could swing into action, as it had during World War II, to defend the principles for which it stood. The very institutions -- the big corporations, banks, and government bureaucracies -- that have threatened those ideals could instead be redirected to institute fundamental changes in the world. At least, in theory. Such institutions possess the communications networks and transportation systems necessary to end disease, starvation, and even wars -- if only they could be convinced to take that course. The global empire, on the other hand, is the republic's nemesis. It is self-centered, self-serving, greedy, and materialistic, a system based on mercantilism. Like earlier empires, it opens its arms only to accumulate resources, to grab everything in sight and stuff its insatiable maw. It will do whatever is needed to help its rulers gain more power and riches."

Journal Entry 3 by webosfritos at Boston, Massachusetts USA on Monday, May 20, 2019
"Today, we still have slave traders. They simply recruit desperate people and build a factory to produce the jackets, blue jeans, tennis shoes, automobile parts, computer components, and thousands of other items they can sell in the markets of their choosing."

Journal Entry 4 by webosfritos at Boston, Massachusetts USA on Monday, May 20, 2019
"The use of mercenaries allows Washington to claim that the military is winding down, that US death tolls are decreasing, and that the government is not responsible for torture and other war crimes. Mercenaries avoid the need for an unpopular draft like the one during the Vietnam War that incited the antiwar movement. They support the jackals' illegal activities without reporting to the Pentagon, the president, or Congress. They are accountable to no one."

Journal Entry 5 by webosfritos at Boston, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
"Men and women were descending from corporate headquarters in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Beijing, and Tokyo, streaming across every continent to convince corrupt politicians to allow their countries to be ensnared by the global corporate network, and to induce desperate people to sell their bodies to sweatshops and assembly lines."

Released 4 wks ago (5/21/2019 UTC) at Behind traffic sign Commonwealth avenue in Allston, Massachusetts USA

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