Book Review: Confessions of an Economic Hitman

CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN

By Booth Media Group

One of our long-standing clients is author, speaker, teacher, and activist John Perkins. While he is in high demand these days from people who want to hear his story, his thoughts on how the world got into this mess we’re in, and his solutions for how we can get create a better future, he hasn’t always been so well known or so popular.

His major bestselling book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, is the brave and honest account of his days working as a henchman for the “corporatocracy,” his term for the powerful forces of giant corporations and big, corrupt government agencies that collude to exploit people and nations. Here he tells his story of being recruited and seduced by power and money, only to realize soon after that he could not live with what he was doing.

Breaking away from the powerful corporatocracy was a risky move, one that came with death threats, bribes, and other dangers. This book is a fast-paced, honest, and straightforward look at how the US and major companies have gained so much influence around the world, and what we can do to stop the corruption and create a future worth giving to our grandchildren.