John Perkins should know - he was an economic hit man for an international consulting firm that worked to convince poorer countries to accept enormous development loans - and to make sure that such projects were contracted to U.S. companies. Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the American government would request their "pound of flesh" in favours, including access to natural resources, military cooperation and political support. "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" is the story of one man's experiences inside the intrigue, greed, corruption and little-known government and corporate activities that the U.S. have been involved in since World War ii. The message is clear, unless these clandestine activities are stopped, they will have dire consequences for our future. Формат: 12,5 см x 20 см.