During its first week in publication, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man rose to #1 on Amazon.com. Then it hit The New York Times Bestseller list and went into an unprecedented fifth printing in its fifth week. Rights have been sold to publish it in many languages and now Confessions is released for the first time in paperback by Penguin Publishers. According to John Perkins, “It is accomplishing an important objective in inspiring people to think and talk and to know that we can change the world.”
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man reveals a game that, according to John Perkins, is “as old as Empire” but has taken on new and terrifying dimensions in an era of globalization. And Perkins should know. For many years he worked for an international consulting firm where his main job was to convince LDCs (less developed countries) around the world to accept multibillion-dollar loans for infrastructure projects and to see to it that most of this money ended up at Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies. This book, which many people warned Perkins not to write, is a blistering attack on a little-known phenomenon that has had dire consequences on both the victimized countries and the U.S.