Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1576755126
Available:
Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781626566767
Available:
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004. Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it. Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago. The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs—bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others—“con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.” But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

The Secret History of the American Empire

The Secret History of the American Empire
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 365
ISBN: 052595015X
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an expose of international corruption activities as reported by some of the world's top assassins, journalists, and activists, in a cautionary report that makes recommendations for safeguarding the world.

Touching the Jaguar

Touching the Jaguar
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781523089871
Available:
Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This eloquent book inspires us to create a new reality of what it means to be human on this magnificent planet.” —Deepak Chopra When New York Times bestselling author John Perkins was a young Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to "touch the jaguar”—to transform his fears into positive action. He went on to become an "economic hit man" (EHM), convincing developing countries to build huge infrastructure projects that put them perpetually in debt to the World Bank and other US-controlled institutions. Although he sincerely believed this was the best model for economic development, he came to realize it was really a new form of colonialism. Returning to the Amazon, he saw the destructive impact of his EHM work. But he also was inspired by a previously uncontacted tribe that touched its jaguar by uniting with its enemies to defend its territory against invading oil and mining companies. For the first time, Perkins details how his experiences in the Amazon converted him from an EHM to a crusader for transforming our failing Death Economy that destroys its own resources and nature itself into a flourishing Life Economy that renews itself. He provides a strategy for each of us to change our lives and defend our territory—the earth—against destructive policies and systems.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1576753018
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages third world economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the lucrative contracts.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man 16pt Large Print Edition

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man  16pt Large Print Edition
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 828
ISBN: 0369312856
Available:
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell - all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004. Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else - to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it. Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools - false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power - are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago. The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs - bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others - ''con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.'' But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.

A Game As Old As Empire

A Game As Old As Empire
Author: Steve Hiatt
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9781442961494
Available:
Release: 2009-01-26
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Psychonavigation

Psychonavigation
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781594778537
Available:
Release: 1999-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After 'Hit Man' The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man documents John Perkins’ extraordinary career as a globe-trotting economic hit man. Perkins’ insider’s view leads him to crisis of conscience--to the realization that he must devote himself to work which will foster a world-wide awareness of the sanctity of indigenous peoples, their cultures, and their environments. Perkins’ books demonstrate how the age-old shamanic techniques of some of the world’s most primitive peoples have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality. This groundbreaking book is John Perkins’s firsthand account of his experiences with the shamanic technique of psychonavigation--a method of traveling outside the body by means of visions and dream wanderings--and his encounters with the Shuar of the Amazon, the Quechua of the Andes, and the Bugis of Indonesia. Shuar shamans psychonavigate for the purposes of hunting and healing, while the Bugis, among the most renowned sailors of the world, use these techniques to navigate without the aid of charts and compasses. Perkins explains how these techniques work and how the people of these indigenous cultures psychonavigate to both distant physical destinations and sources of inner wisdom. Throughout history, psychonavigation has been practiced by highly creative minds such as Beethoven, Jung, and Einstein. Perkins’s riveting narrative takes us on a journey of personal discovery as he learns the great value of these techniques and their relevance not only to individual well-being, but to the health of the environment and of the world at large. He reveals how by attuning to the positive forces in nature and communicating with our inner guides we all can become psychonavigators, finding our way to wise decisions and developing innovative approaches to the challenges we face as individuals and a world community.

Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780307589941
Available:
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Crown Business
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Takes aim at the current global economic crisis and attempts to clear a path out of the rubble by providing a plan for remaking the economic markets.

Salt Houses

Salt Houses
Author: Hala Alyan
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780544912380
Available:
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR * Nylon * Kirkus Reviews * Bustle * BookPage “Moving and beautifully written.” — Entertainment Weekly On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses follows three generations of a Palestinian family and asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can’t go home again. “[Alyan is] a master.” — Los Angeles Review of Books “Beautiful . . . An example of how fiction is often the best filter for the real world around us.” — NPR “Gorgeous and sprawling . . . Heart-wrenching, lyrical and timely.” — Dallas Morning News “[Salt Houses] illustrate[s] the inherited longing and sense of dislocation passed like a baton from mother to daughter.” — New York Times Book Review

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone
Author: Stu Heinecke
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781941631782
Available:
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Authored by Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke, this book reveals methods he's developed to get those crucial conversations after years of experience, and from studying the secrets of others whov́e had similar breakthrough results. --

The Trouble with Billionaires

The Trouble with Billionaires
Author: Linda McQuaig
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780143178866
Available:
Release: 2010-09-14
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The glittering lives of billionaires may seem like a harmless source of entertainment. But such concentrated economic power reverberates throughout society, threatening the quality of life and the very functioning of democracy. It's no accident that the United States claims the most billionaires—but suffers among the highest rates of infant mortality and crime, the shortest life expectancy, as well as the lowest rates of social mobility and electoral political participation in the developed world. Our society tends to regard large fortunes as evidence of great talent or accomplishment. Yet the vast new wealth isn't due to an increase in talent or effort at the top, but rather to changing social attitudes legitimizing greed and government policy changes that favour the new elite. Authoritative and eye-opening, The Trouble with Billionaires will spark debate about the kind of society we want.

The Extreme Centre

The Extreme Centre
Author: Tariq Ali
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781784782634
Available:
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Against the centre ground Since 1989, politics has been a contest to see who can best serve the needs of the market. In this urgent and wideranging case for the prosecution, Tariq Ali looks at the people and events that have informed this development across the world. It is an investigation that reaches its logical conclusion with the presidency of Donald Trump, the success of En Marche! in France, and the dominance of Merkel’s Germany throughout Europe. In this fully updated edition of The Extreme Centre, Ali considers recent events that suggest, despite everything, that there is room for hope. He finds promise in Latin America and at the edges of Europe. Emerging parties in Scotland, Greece, and Spain, formed out of the 2008 crisis, are offering new promise for democracy. Even in the UK, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, there are indications that the hegemony of the centre may be weaker than imagined.

Summary Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Summary  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9782511000489
Available:
Release: 2017-01-30
Editor: Primento
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The must-read summary of John Perkins's book: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". This complete summary of John Perkins's book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" reveals how economic projections were invented in order to convince other countries to accept important loans for infrastructure and development which they couldn't afford. In his book, the author provides evidence from interviews with officials and reveals the truth. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand international corruption and geopolitics • Expand your knowledge of international relations and politics To learn more, read "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" to find out the truth behind the corruption that led to the American Empire.

Slobberknocker

Slobberknocker
Author: Jim Ross,Paul O'Brien
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781683581147
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Wrestling Biography You’ve Been Waiting For! There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that’s just not JR. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became “The Voice of Wrestling” to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent’s TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of “outsiders,” he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business?from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match. With all those adventures and responsibilities, he’s also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars. But this isn’t just a wrestling story. It’s a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell’s Palsy. Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling?from the territory days to today?will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story?and you don’t want to miss it!

The Drop

The Drop
Author: Dennis Lehane
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062365484
Available:
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .

The Carbon Bubble

The Carbon Bubble
Author: Jeff Rubin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780345814708
Available:
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future - and the financial security of all Canadians. Since 2006 and the election of the first Harper government, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the political agenda, as well as the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country to bring that bitumen to market. Anyone who objects is labeled a dreamer, or worse--an environmentalist: someone who puts the health of the planet ahead of the economic survival of their neighbours. In The Carbon Bubble, Jeff Rubin compellingly shows how Harper's economic vision for the country is dead wrong. Changes in energy markets in the US - where domestic production is booming while demand for oil is shrinking - are quickly turning Harper's dream into an economic nightmare. The same trade and investment ties to oil that pushed the Canadian dollar to record highs are now pulling it down, and the Toronto Stock Exchange, one of the most carbon-intensive stock indexes in the world - with over 25 percent market capitalization in oil and gas alone - will be increasingly exposed to the rest of the world's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Rubin argues that there is a lifeline to a better future. The very climate change that will leave much of the country's carbon unburnable could at the same time make some of Canada's other resource assets more valuable: our water and our land. In tomorrow's economy, he argues, Canada won't be an energy superpower, but it has the makings of one of the world's great breadbaskets. And in the global climate that the world's carbon emissions are inexorably creating, food will soon be a lot more valuable than oil.

The Snowden Files

The Snowden Files
Author: Luke Harding
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781783350360
Available:
Release: 2014-02-03
Editor: Guardian Faber Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It began with an unsigned email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community". What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man, Edward Snowden. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, from Obama to Cameron, to the presidents of Brazil, France, and Indonesia, and the chancellor of Germany. Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The spies call it "mastering the internet". Others call it the death of individual privacy. This is the inside story of Snowden's deeds and the journalists who faced down pressure from the US and UK governments to break a remarkable scoop. Snowden's story reads like a globe-trotting thriller, from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Hawaii, carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of secret-spilling in Hong Kong and his battle for asylum. Now stuck in Moscow, a uniquely hunted man, he faces US espionage charges and an uncertain future in exile. What drove Snowden to sacrifice himself? Award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding asks the question which should trouble every citizen of the internet age. Luke Harding's other books include Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy and Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia.

Tribe of Hackers Red Team

Tribe of Hackers Red Team
Author: Marcus J. Carey,Jennifer Jin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119643364
Available:
Release: 2019-07-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Want Red Team offensive advice from the biggest cybersecurity names in the industry? Join our tribe. The Tribe of Hackers team is back with a new guide packed with insights from dozens of the world’s leading Red Team security specialists. With their deep knowledge of system vulnerabilities and innovative solutions for correcting security flaws, Red Team hackers are in high demand. Tribe of Hackers Red Team: Tribal Knowledge from the Best in Offensive Cybersecurity takes the valuable lessons and popular interview format from the original Tribe of Hackers and dives deeper into the world of Red Team security with expert perspectives on issues like penetration testing and ethical hacking. This unique guide includes inspiring interviews from influential security specialists, including David Kennedy, Rob Fuller, Jayson E. Street, and Georgia Weidman, who share their real-world learnings on everything from Red Team tools and tactics to careers and communication, presentation strategies, legal concerns, and more Learn what it takes to secure a Red Team job and to stand out from other candidates Discover how to hone your hacking skills while staying on the right side of the law Get tips for collaborating on documentation and reporting Explore ways to garner support from leadership on your security proposals Identify the most important control to prevent compromising your network Uncover the latest tools for Red Team offensive security Whether you’re new to Red Team security, an experienced practitioner, or ready to lead your own team, Tribe of Hackers Red Team has the real-world advice and practical guidance you need to advance your information security career and ready yourself for the Red Team offensive.

ECOrenaissance

ECOrenaissance
Author: Marci Zaroff
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501123610
Available:
Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance—a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics, and green culture—through the wisdom of eco-entrepreneurs, green fashion designers, organic food purveyors, and innovative leaders of this new movement. Gone are the days of boxy hemp shirts and gritty granola—cutting-edge innovation has made ecology as stylish and sexy as red carpet fashion, and everyday people are leading the charge with the choices they make in grocery stores, car lots, at work, in schools, and in their homes. In ECOrenaissance, renowned visionary Marci Zaroff provides a comprehensive guide to help you embrace sustainable living as both a celebration of style and a necessary strategy for maintaining our everyday comforts despite increasingly limited resources. From global warming to drought, genetically modified foods to harmful chemicals in our beauty products, for too long commerce has ignored the health of our planet and our bodies. But now a new age is dawning: one that is uplifting, gorgeous, and accessible. With roundtable discussions from inspiring leaders of the green movement, ECOrenaissance offers you eye-opening and groundbreaking resources to transform your life through supporting companies making significant, practical ecological change. By shining a light on leaders of sustainability throughout the world, Zaroff will transform your understanding of eco-minded products and open new possibilities for you to make a positive impact. Equipped with these tools, you will find new, empowering ways to make “green” elegant in your life, prioritizing current global needs without sacrificing comfort.