Thursday, October 06, 2016

Economic Hit Man revistied

John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, talks about how guys like him gamed the system with countries with vulnerable economies by saddling them with enormous debt in order to get them to tow the US line in all things regarding foreign policy, access to said country's natural resources and undue influence of said country's political infrastructure. With the update to Confessions, Perkins talks about cities getting the same treatment, corporate style. Flint MI anyone?

If economic pressure and threats didn’t work, Perkins says, the jackals were called to either overthrow or assassinate the noncompliant heads of state. That is, indeed, what happened to Allende, with the backing of the CIA.

Think Mosaddegh in Iran circa 1953

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