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Biography[ edit ] Perkins graduated from the Tilton School in He subsequently attended Middlebury College for two years before dropping out. He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Boston University in He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador from to He spent the s working for the Boston strategic-consulting firm Chas.
Main ; he claims to have been screened for this job by the National Security Agency NSA and subsequently hired by Einar Greve,  a member of the firm alleged by Perkins to have been acting as an NSA liaison, a claim which Greve has denied. As Chief Economist at Chas. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. Main provides the basis for his subsequent published claims that, as an "economic hit man", he was charged with inducing developing countries to borrow large amounts of money, designated to pay for questionable infrastructure investments, but ultimately with a view to making the debt-laden countries more dependent, economically and politically, upon the West.
In the s Perkins left Main and founded and directed an independent energy company. Perkins is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to promoting environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
He has lectured at Harvard , Oxford, and more than 50 universities around the world, and is the author of eight books on global economics and indigenous cultures. In that same year, he appeared in the film, The End of Poverty? His life as an economic hit man is detailed in the full-length movie, Apology of an Economic Hit Man. After an extensive investigation, the New York Times concluded that "the arc of Mr.
Neither of [its] missions anything remotely resembling placing economists at private companies in order to increase the debt of foreign countries. Government complicity in "the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy , Senator Robert F.
Kennedy , Martin Luther King Jr. I probably opened a question as to whether it might have been that way. Government complicity in these assassinations. I was there.
HOODWINKED AN ECONOMIC HITMAN PDF
In that book, he discusses how he was employed by a consulting firm to essentially bribe leaders of third-world countries to accept huge loans that would end up leaving their countries so indebted they would have no choice but surrender their natural resources to US corporations at bargain basement prices free of any pesky environmental regulations. It does a number of other interesting things, however, which do come together to make it worthwhile reading. The system of economic exploitation he outlines is nothing short of heartbreaking and important for everyone to understand. Perkins goes on to discuss the Icelandic economic collapse and how the loans granted to that country to harness its geothermal energy for aluminum production were actually the first economic "hit" orchestrated by his former colleagues in a first-world country. He also touches briefly upon the high debt levels taken on by American consumers and how that makes them easier for corporations to exploit. Unfortunately, he spent far less time and detail on these topics than I had hoped.
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Content Edit The book heavily criticizes U. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues. Perkins argues in his book that developing nations were effectively neutralized politically, had their wealth gaps driven wider and economies crippled in the long run. In this capacity, Perkins recounts his meetings with some prominent individuals, including Graham Greene and Omar Torrijos. Perkins describes the role of an economic hit man as follows: Economic hit men EHMs are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars.
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