Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Mr. Perkins talked about his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. The book discussed some of the… read more

Mr. Perkins talked about his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. The book discussed some of the assignments he was given while working as what he terms an “economic hit man” for the U.S. government. Mr. Perkins said that since the 1950s the U.S. government has used a form of international loan-sharking to gain leverage over poor countries that it deems to be strategically important. He explained that his role was to get countries to take on loans, via the World Bank and other institutions, in order to finance large engineering projects that are sold on false pretenses and ultimately end up bankrupting those countries. After his presentation he responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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Program ID:
179538-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
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Location:
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Jan 23, 2005 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 03, 2005 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 23, 2005 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2005 | 9:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 27, 2005 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 2005 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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