Program note: John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" to appear tonight
John Perkins, author of the excellent and highly recommended book, "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" is to appear tonight on C-Span's BookTV beginning at 8:00 p.m.
As their site puts it:
From 1971 to 1981 John Perkins worked as a chief economist for Chas. T. Main, a Massachusetts-based international strategic consulting firm. During this time Mr. Perkins said his job was to trick developing countries into taking enormous loans from the World Bank in order to construct or repair their domestic infrastructure. These loans were given with the understanding that these countries would then use those loans to pay U.S. corporations to complete these constructing and engineering projects. The author writes that when these developing countries were eventually unable to pay off these sizable debts, the United States, World Bank, or IMF would step in and control the country's security arrangements and budgetary structure.I've mentioned Perkins, his book, and the true agenda it reveals in a post dealing with Pat Robertson here. I also alluded to it when it was revealed that the loathsome and creepy Paul Wolfowitz, the prime architect and promoter of the utter folly in Iraq, had been rewarded by Bush by being appointed the head of the World Bank.
I highly recommend catching this show if possible, as Perkins has a lot to reveal about the agenda behind the agenda we're fed daily.