John Perkins: How to Remake the Global Economy

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Commonwealth Club

John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, blames Iceland’s economic collapse on the tactics of economic hit men from multi-national corporations .


Economic hit man John Perkins has confessed the sins of predatory politicians and analyzed the reasons for the current meltdown. A reformed economist, he warns that returning to our “normal” blueprints for the global economy would prove disastrous. Perkins details the steps to transform “the mutant form of capitalism” into a system based on sustainability and justice. – Commonwealth Club

John Perkins spent three decades as an Economic Hit Man, business executive, author, and lecturer. He lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America. Then he made a decision: he would use these experiences to make the planet a better place for his daughter’s generation. Today he teaches about the importance of rising to higher levels of consciousness, to waking up – in both spiritual and physical realms – and is a champion for environmental and social causes. He has lectured at universities on four continents, including Harvard, Wharton, and Princeton.



John Perkins Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded — and How to Remake Them

Richard Wolff: Capitalism Hits the Fan (must-see)

from the archives:

John Perkins: The Secret History of the American Empire (2007)

Michael Hudson and John Perkins Interviews on Iceland (must-see)

The Secret History of the American Empire By John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (videos)