10: John Perkins on Life As an Economic Hitman

Most of what the average citizen knows about U.S. foreign policy is limited to whatever military actions or government aid is being reported by our news media. John Perkins joins us on the podcast to reveal the truth about some of the self-serving economic developments that have been taking place out of our view. His experiences are firsthand from the time he spent convincing foreign political leaders to take out massive loans as an economic hitman. Who really wields the greater influence around the globe, corporations or governments? John’s answer may surprise you.

About the Guest

John Perkins is a New York Times best-selling author whose book Confessions of An Economic Hitman spent more than 6 years on the best-seller list after it was released in 2004. Perkins was Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He has since devoted his life to establishing a world future generations will want to inherit.