Originally published: 09 Feb 2016
Original Title: The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Page count: 384 pages
Product Dimensions:55 x 83 x 10mm | 498.95g
100 Word Book Review:
Personally I think business is just business, where willing parties cut deals together. The author describes his career in Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, Libya, Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where new EHMs (Economic Hit Man such as bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives) to con governments and the public submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Yet author also provides hope, offering a detailed list of specific actions we can take to transform into a model that provides sustainable abundance for all. So not all is lost.
Who should read:
Readers who love spy stuffs, thriller and corporate covert missions will enjoy this book better.
Probably also suitable for those who are interested in solving corporate mystery, the one of the kind of the greatest and unspoken white collar crime.
Who should not read it:
People who are looking for gore and violence will be solely disappointed.
As much as there are some partial mentions of murder and ‘accidents’, this book does not divulge much on the bloody details.
Surely not for those who are seeking adrenaline pumping actions or fighting scenes.
- There is a blurred line between right or wrong. And to be able to discern right or wrong, it greatly depends on perspectives.
- Governments which run like corporates are the most efficient and effective to achieve goals.
- But is it justifiable at the costs of others?