Monday, January 09, 2006

Finished reading Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. I usually don't pick up popular bestsellers but I've been eyeing this one since it came out over a year ago. I finally decided to buy it when I heard John Perkins on Democracy Now say that his job as an economic hit man actually had to do with the National Security Agency. That was enough to make me want to read more.

I've seen the name of John Perkins in other places -- New Age/Shamanism/Altered States of Consciousness/Ecology, etc lists and I didn't immediately make the connection that this could the same economic hit man. Well, check this out.

The paperback edition contains a new Epilogue, lists of other "economic hit men" who have come forward (Joseph Stiglitz and Jeff Sachs, for example) and written their own books. More books forthcoming.

There are epochal changes afoot....

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