A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
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Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2013
Duration: 7 hours 5 minutes
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.