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Interview with John Perkins author Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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December 09, 2008 – Comments (4)

I started reading this book, but stopped, because it seemed bogus. Then I heard the author on the radio, and he seemed sincere. 

But if you listen to the theories about overwhelming a society with debt, taking control of its asset and impoverishing the people, it makes you think the US has really been hit the hardest by this Economic Hitman type play. Even though the US has a high standard of living, it is living on borrowed money.

I report you, can decide for yourself.

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#1) On December 09, 2008 at 6:06 PM, DemonDoug (82.25) wrote:

too long, but i know for a fact that vulture investors buy sovereign debt and squeeze poor countries for face value of what they get at a discount.  those guys are legitimately evil.

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#2) On December 09, 2008 at 8:17 PM, Harold71 (22.95) wrote:

I remember watching part of this on YT before but I didn't really hear anything that surprising to me...unfortunately.

The American people in general, I would say, probably do not understand the situation, and what enables it -- that being the nature of the world's monetary system...coupled with the human propensity to take advantage of another, it's quite a force.

I do agree with Mr. Perkins, we are at a very special time in the history of the world, at a particular point that does not come around often...entities once thought invincible are being toppled on a routine basis.  The integrity of society's institutions is being called into question.  Without integrity, no structure will be able to withstand this ongoing hurricane...that is my hope at any rate, and my view of the situation.

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#3) On December 09, 2008 at 10:53 PM, johnw106 (57.81) wrote:

Thanks for the clips. There is a ring of truth to some of his words. All in good time....

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#4) On December 09, 2008 at 11:28 PM, Option1307 (29.74) wrote:

I ran into this book a year or two ago, very interesting read indeed. While some of the events described may be exagerated or fictionaled a tad, I think it has some important general themes that are most likely somewhat true. There is no denying that we as Americans have manipulated many countries to get what we want, etc. Whether we purposefully blackmailed them, who really knows...

I think its a really interesting book and would recommend it to all, even if it is completely false, it at least presents another view point.

Thnaks for the videos...

 

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