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Perkins, John 1945-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 371 publications in 18 languages and 9,923 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Actor
Classifications: UB271.U52, 332.042092
Publication Timeline
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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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,123 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 )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 592 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( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 387 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
On the line( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when a group of activists, priests, celebrities, and students risk arrest to protest U.S. foreign policy in Latin America?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 world is as you dream it : shamanic teachings from the Amazon and Andes by John Perkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 217 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
Speaking freely by John Perkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years John Perkins was an "economic hit man" in the world of international finance; a function he performed by persuading Third World countries to take on large-scale public works projects. Today we recognize that these types of projects, financed by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), have served to enrich U.S. corporations while creating crippling debt for these countries, effectively turning them into American client states. Experiencing a change of heart, Perkins resigned from the business in 1981. After running a utility company, he founded the nonprofit organization, Dream Change Coalition, which works closely with Amazonian and other indigenous people to help preserve their environments and cultures. Take the time for a conversation with Perkins about globalization and inequality around the world
Shapeshifting : shamanic techniques for global and personal transformation by John Perkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 'Hit Man' The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man documents John Perkins' extraordinary career as a globe-trotting economic hit man. Perkins' insider's view leads him to crisis of conscience--to the realization that he must devote himself to work which will foster a world-wide awareness of the sanctity of indigenous peoples, their cultures, and their environments. Perkins' books demonstrate how the age-old shamanic techniques of some of the world's most primitive peoples have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality. 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
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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the crisis of worldwide instability created by the partnership of American corporations and the U.S. government
Psychonavigation : techniques for travel beyond time by John Perkins( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychonavigation, still practiced by tribal cultures, can help you access your own inner guidance to find direction in life decisions. From firsthand experience with native cultures, John Perkins shows you how
Spirit of the Shuar : wisdom from the last unconquered people of the Amazon by John Perkins( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even in the face of modern encroachment into their world, the Shuar of the Amazon offer a philosophy of love, joy, and hope. Here, they share their practice of ""dreaming the world, "" explaining the interdependence of humans and the environment and their faith in the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves
The stress-free habit : powerful techniques for health and longevity from the Andes, Yucatan, and Far East by John Perkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This simple, effective program for stress management is based on methods used by native cultures around the world
Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the global economy imploded - and how to fix it by John Perkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 63 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
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 63 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
A century of war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at factors contributing to the growing decline in the U.S. economy: decreased investment in infrastructure, increased investment in defense industries, ongoing military intervention, globaliztion and the offshoring of industry
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 49 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 )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 47 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 )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his third book on native spirituality and ecology, John Perkins takes fellow travelers deep into the jungles of Ecuador, to the home of the Shuar and their healing shamans, or curanderos. Hoping to help the Shuar, who face Western encroachment and the destruction of native forests, Perkins comes to realize that it is the mind and soul of the Western, "developed" cultures that are most in need of help and healing. The Shuar believe that the perceptions of a people, their "dream," creates individual and communal reality. Our distorted vision of the human being at the top of nature's pyramid contrasts vividly with the native dream of an intricate, intimate relationship among all participants in the web of life. 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. Offers both personal transformation and cultural awakening, since the curanderos of the Shuar-like shamans the world over are catalysts for profound change. Explains the life-sustaining world view of an endangered indigenous culture, affirming the U.N. Year of Indigenous People
Réinventons la monnaie! : Les premiers pas vers un nouveau paradigme by Bernard A Lietaer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 45 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."
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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
Transmutación : técnicas chamánicas para la transformación global y personal by John Perkins( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MUCHAS CULTURAS INDIGENAS practican la transmutaciOn. Los cazadores nativos norteAmericanos adoptan el espIritu de su presa para tener Exito en la cacerIa. Los mEdicos asiAticos "ingieren" una enfermedad para curar a la persona que la padece. Los guerreros del Amazonas se convierten en jaguares para recorrer silenciosamente la selva. Los transmutantes saben que todo ser vivo es energIa, y que concentrAndonos en nuestra intenciOn podemos cambiar nuestros patrones energEticos, dando lugar a una nueva forma. La transmutaciOn puede suceder en tres niveles: el celular (la tansformaciOn de un ser humano en una planta o animal, o la pErdida de peso), el personal (la conversiOn en un nuevo ser, o el abandono de una adicciOn) y el institucional (la creaciOn de una nueva identidad cultural o commercial). Desde 1968, John Perkins ha sido entrenado por maestros chamanes de Africa, Asia, Oriente Medio y AmErica para que muestre al mundo industrial las poderosas tEcnicas relacionadas con la transmutaciOn . Su innovador libro nos lleva a desiertos y selvas, a montaNas y mares, a centros de investigaciOn mEdica y a juntas directivas corporativas, para aprender, paso a paso, los mEtodos de esta prActica que integra tEcnicas antiguas y modernas para lograr una curaciOn profunda
 
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The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption
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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 AndesShapeshifting : shamanic techniques for global and personal transformationThe secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruptionPsychonavigation : techniques for travel beyond timeSpirit of the Shuar : wisdom from the last unconquered people of the AmazonThe stress-free habit : powerful techniques for health and longevity from the Andes, Yucatan, and Far East
Alternative Names
John Perkins American author

John Perkins americký aktivista, spisovatel literatury faktu

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

John Perkins usona ekonomisto, aktivulo, kaj aŭtoro

Jōn, Parkins

Jōn, Parkins 1945-

Perkins, Dzhon, 1945-

Perkins, Džon, 1945-

Perkins, J. 1945-

Perkiṉs, Jāṉ

Perkin̲s, Jān̲ 1945-

Perkins, John.

Perkins John M.

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Perkinsas J.

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Pērkinss, Džons 1945-

Perkkiṉs, Jāṉ

Perkkin̲s, Jān̲ 1945-

Перкинс, Джон

Перкинс, Джон, 1945-

Перкінс Джон

ג'ון פרקינס

جان پرکنز

جان پرکینز اقتصاددان آمریکایی

جون بيركنز

جون بيركنز، 1945-

جون بيركنز مؤلف أمريكي

ஜான் பெர்க்கின்ஸ்

퍼킨스, J. 1945-

퍼킨스, John 1945-

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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