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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steven Hiatt

Narrated By: Erik Synnestvedt

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: July 2010

Duration: 7 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

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

by Steven Hiatt

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Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption, Steven Hiatt