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Perkins, John 1945-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 289 publications in 22 languages and 8,800 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Miscellanea  Interviews  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: UB271.U52, B
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Most widely held works by John Perkins
The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption by John Perkins( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals (CIA operatives), reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. Instability is the norm: It's clear that the world we've created is dangerous and no longer sustainable. How did we get here? Who's responsible? What good have we done and at what cost? And what can we do to change things for the next generations? Perkins reveals the secret history behind the events that have created the American Empire, including: the current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy; how the "defeats" in Vietnam and Iraq benefited big business; the role of Israel as "Fortress America" in the Middle East; tragic repercussions of the IMF's "Asian Economic Collapse"; U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela; jackal forays to assassinate democratic presidents. Alarming yet hopeful, this book provides a compassionate plan to reimagine our world.--From publisher description
Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the world financial markets imploded--and what we need to do to remake them by John Perkins( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perkins has seen economic meltdowns before--the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. As an economic hit man, he was involved in events once confined to the Third World, that have now sent the United States--and in fact the entire planet--spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run those few corporations that control the capital, land, and resources--and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, an exploitation of the many to benefit the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to the edge. But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large.--From publisher description
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire. John Perkins should know, he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S., from Indonesia to Panama, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies
The world is as you dream it : shamanic teachings from the Amazon and Andes by John Perkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through their music, myth, herbal medicine, and the sacred ceremony of the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca, the Shuar invite us into a dream that they have made reality--one that is nourishing and life-sustaining and in which the great privilege of being human is in embracing our role as caretakers of Mother Earth. --Publisher's description
On the line( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On The Line is an inside look at the people behind one of the largest nonviolent movements in America today: the movement to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, a U.S. Army school that trains Latin American soldiers. In a world where politics, passion, and Constitutional rights collide, protesters discuss their activism, the dark side of U.S. foreign policy, and the challenges of protesting since 9/11
The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption by John Perkins( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the crisis of worldwide instability created by the partnership of American corporations and the U.S. government
Confesiones de un gángster económico by John Perkins( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas van een economisch adviseur, die Amerikaanse bedrijven en overheden in de Derde Wereld dubieuze adviezen verstrekte over de besteding van hulpgelden, bedrijfscontracten en het afhankelijk maken van regeringen in ontwikkelingslanden
Shapeshifting : shamanic techniques for global and personal transformation by John Perkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many indigenous cultures practice shapeshifting. Native American hunters take on the spirit of their prey to ensure a successful hunt; Asian medicine men "ingest" a sickness to heal the one afflicted; Amazon warriors become jaguars to soundlessly travel the jungle. Those who shapeshift understand that all of life is energy and that by focusing your intent you can change energetic patterns, rendering a new form. Shapeshifting can occur on three levels: cellular--transforming from human to plant or animal; personal--becoming a new self or leaving an addiction behind; and institutional--creating a new business or cultural identity. Since 1968, master shamans in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas have been training John Perkins to teach the industrial world about the powerful techniques involved in shapeshifting. His groundbreaking book takes you to deserts and jungles, mountains and oceans, medical research centers and corporate board rooms to learn the step-by-step methods of this practice that integrates ancient and modern techniques to bring about profound healing
Psychonavigation : techniques for travel beyond time by John Perkins( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perkin's firsthand account of his experiences with the shamanic technique of psychonavigation, a method of traveling outside the body by means of visions and dream wanderings, and his encounters with the Shuar of the Amazon, the Quechua of the Andes, and the Bugis of Indonesia
Spirit of the Shuar : wisdom from the last unconquered people of the Amazon by John Perkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stress-free habit : powerful techniques for health and longevity from the Andes, Yucatan, and Far East by John Perkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the global economy imploded - and how to fix it by John Perkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes aim at the current global economic crisis and attempts to clear a path out of the rubble by providing a plan for remaking the economic markets
Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the world financial markets imploded--and what we need to do to remake them by John Perkins( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perkins has seen economic meltdowns before--the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. As an economic hit man, he was involved in events once confined to the Third World, that have now sent the United States--and in fact the entire planet--spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run those few corporations that control the capital, land, and resources--and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, an exploitation of the many to benefit the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to the edge. But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large.--From publisher description
Zeitgeist addendum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features former 'Economic Hitman' and New York Times bestselling author, John Perkins, along with the Venus Project, an organization for social redesign created by industrial designer Jacque Fresco. Broken into four chapters, the first explains 'Fractional reserve banking' and how debt and bankruptcy are inevitable realities. The second exposes various levels of international corruption via the financial/corporate system
El mundo es como uno lo sueña : enseñanzas chamánicas del Amazonas y los Andes by John Perkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jing ji sha shou de gao bai by Bo jin si( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om John Perkins arbejde som agent for at fremme USAs økonomiske interesser i udviklingslandene, oftest ved hjælp af fupanalyser, bestikkelse og sex
Rethinking money : how new currencies turn scarcity into prosperity by Bernard A Lietaer( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "Notre vision monétaire archaïque se trouve au croisement des débâcles économiques, sociales et écologiques contemporaines. C'est donc une conception radicalement nouvelle de la monnaie que deux experts internationaux proposent dans cet ouvrage. Dans un style très accessible, les auteurs apportent des solutions pour une transition vers un avenir paisible, de partage, prospère et durable. Car oui : c'est possible ! Démontant les limites de notre système monétaire actuel avec brio, ils partagent ensuite leur enquête sur les avancées sociales, technologiques et monétaires éprouvées qui peuvent résoudre un grand nombre de problèmes. Ils en tirent des leçons, tant pour les citoyens que pour les gouvernants et les chefs d'entreprise, propres à dynamiser de nouveaux comportements et à créer ainsi le monde plus sain auquel nous aspirons. Des propositions fascinantes de créativité et d'efficacité sont déjà expérimentées dans de nombreux pays : monnaies locales ou complémentaires, Wir, civic, saber, C3, nouvelles banques...Ces expériences relatées en détail amènent à des modèles sociétaux profondément novateurs. Circulation de la monnaie, relocalisation et dynamisation de l'économie, systèmes d'échanges de services, rôle des citoyens, gouvernance, création d'emplois, éducation, santé... tout a changé."
Jing ji sha shou de gao bai. bu yuan mian dui de jin rong zhen xiang by Bojinsi( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestseller, updated and expanded, featuring fifteen explosive new chaptersThe previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men." John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder." In Perkins' case the tool was debt-convincing strategically important countries to borrow huge amounts of money for enormous "development" projects that served the very rich while driving the country deeper into poverty and debt. And once indebted, these countries could be controlled. In this latest edition, Perkins provides revealing new details about how he and others did their work. But more importantly, in an explosive new section, he describes how the EHM tools are being used around the world more widely than ever-even in the United States. The cancer has metastasized, yet most people still aren't aware of it.Fear and debt drive the EHM system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The EHM system-employing false economics, bribes, surveillance, deception, debt, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power-has become the dominant system of economics, government, and society today. It has created what Perkins calls a "death economy." But Perkins offers hope: he concludes with dozens of specific, concrete suggestions for actions all of us can take to wrest control of our world away from the economic hit men and help give birth to a life economy
 
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The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption
Alternative Names
John Perkins Amerikaans econoom

John Perkins amerikansk ekonom

John Perkins amerikansk økonom

John Perkins economista e saggista statunitense

John Perkins economista, empresario, escritor y activista estadounidense.

John Perkins économiste et écrivain américain

John Perkins US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Ökonom

Jōn, Parkins 1945-

Perkins, Džon, 1945-

Perkin̲s, Jān̲ 1945-

Perkins, John M.

Perkins John M. 1945-....

Perkins, John M. 1946-

Pērkinss, Džons 1945-

Perkkin̲s, Jān̲ 1945-

Перкинс, Джон

Перкінс Джон

ג'ון פרקינס

جان پرکنز

جان پرکینز اقتصاددان آمریکایی

جون بيركنز

جون بيركنز، 1945-

ஜான் பெர்க்கின்ஸ்

퍼킨스, 존 1945-

ジョン・パーキンズ

パーキンス, ジョン

約翰·柏金斯

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Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the world financial markets imploded--and what we need to do to remake themConfessions of an economic hit manThe world is as you dream it : shamanic teachings from the Amazon and AndesThe secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruptionConfesiones de un gángster económicoShapeshifting : shamanic techniques for global and personal transformationPsychonavigation : techniques for travel beyond timeSpirit of the Shuar : wisdom from the last unconquered people of the Amazon