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Hoodwinked - An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy Imploded and How to Fix It

John Perkins

John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States-and in fact the entire planet-spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins pulls back the curtain on the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. He shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run the corporatocracy-those few corporations that control the vast amounts of capital, land, and resources around the globe-and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats, Perkins explains, have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, a misguided form of geopolitics and capitalism that encourages a widespread exploitation of the many to benefit a small number of the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to this perilous edge. The solution is not a "return to normal." But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, not only in the interests of their shareholders and corporate partners (and the lobbyists they have in their pockets), but in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large. We can create a society that fosters a just, sustainable, and safe world for us and our children. Each one of us makes these choices every day, in ways that are clearly spelled out in this book. "We hold the power," he says, "if only we recognize it." Hoodwinked is a powerful polemic that shows not only how we arrived at this precarious point in our history but also what we must do to stop the global tailspin. From the Hardcover edition.

John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States-and in fact the entire planet-spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins pulls back the curtain on the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. He shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run the corporatocracy-those few corporations that control the vast amounts of capital, land, and resources around the globe-and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats, Perkins explains, have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, a misguided form of geopolitics and capitalism that encourages a widespread exploitation of the many to benefit a small number of the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to this perilous edge. The solution is not a "return to normal." But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, not only in the interests of their shareholders and corporate partners (and the lobbyists they have in their pockets), but in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large. We can create a society that fosters a just, sustainable, and safe world for us and our children. Each one of us makes these choices every day, in ways that are clearly spelled out in this book. "We hold the power," he says, "if only we recognize it." Hoodwinked is a powerful polemic that shows not only how we arrived at this precarious point in our history but also what we must do to stop the global tailspin. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Economics

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John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States-and in fact the entire planet-spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins pulls back the curtain on the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. He shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run the corporatocracy-those few corporations that control the vast amounts of capital, land, and resources around the globe-and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats, Perkins explains, have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, a misguided form of geopolitics and capitalism that encourages a widespread exploitation of the many to benefit a small number of the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to this perilous edge. The solution is not a "return to normal." But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, not only in the interests of their shareholders and corporate partners (and the lobbyists they have in their pockets), but in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large. We can create a society that fosters a just, sustainable, and safe world for us and our children. Each one of us makes these choices every day, in ways that are clearly spelled out in this book. "We hold the power," he says, "if only we recognize it." Hoodwinked is a powerful polemic that shows not only how we arrived at this precarious point in our history but also what we must do to stop the global tailspin. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Ackroyd

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:39