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Perkins writes that his economic projections cooked the books Enron-style to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn't afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies. Often, the money would simply be transferred from one bank account in Washington, D.C., to another one in New York or San Francisco. The deals were smoothed over with bribes for foreign officials, but it was the taxpayers in the foreign countries who had to pay back the loans. When their governments couldn't do so, as was often the case, the U.S. or its henchmen at the World Bank or International Monetary Fund would step in and essentially place the country in trusteeship, dictating everything from its spending budget to security agreements and even its United Nations votes. It was, Perkins writes, a clever way for the U.S. to expand its "empire" at the expense of Third World citizens. While at times he seems a little overly focused on conspiracies, perhaps that's not surprising considering the life he's led. --Alex Roslin -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe .
“Astonishing.” —Boston Herald
“This riveting look at a world of intrigue reads like a spy novel...Highly recommended.” —Library Journal
“Here are the real-life details—nasty, manipulative, plain evil—of international corporate skullduggery spun into a tale rivaling the darkest espionage thriller.” —Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
hello it Was as expected, nice doing business with you. Hope to buy from you again in future. Thanks bye.Vor 11 Monaten von Anthony Ezekwugo veröffentlicht
I recommend this book to all engineers who worked in so called "development projects".
I personally have experienced the same sad situations as described in this... Lesen Sie weiter...
schnelle Lieferung, tolles Buch, kann ich nur jedem empfehlen, der die USA gern besser verstehen möchte. Ist am Anfang nur ein bisschen schwer reinzukommen.Vor 18 Monaten von Desiree Kiss veröffentlicht
The article was delivered fairly quickly and as described, thank you. I was notified of the progress status every time there was a change in the delivery process.Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2013 von A Achour
Yes its worthwhile, the problem is it is a bit self focused when it doesn't require it. And he repeats himself a LOT. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. April 2013 von Julius
Perkins arbeitete 12 Jahre lang (1969-1981) als Economic Hit Man (EHM) bei der NSA-nahen Firma MAIN. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 14. April 2007 von Christian von Montfort