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– Noted author John Perkins spoke in Yelm at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) in 2006 after release of his first book: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
He updates more in his new book.
– “Dogmas of Our Economic System Must Change, Says Former Economic Hit Man”
“The pernicious influence of “economic hit men” has spread around the globe. John Perkins revealed his firsthand experience of this violent and coercive phenomenon: Now, in The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, he brings this story of greed and corruption up to date with more than 100 new pages,” quoting Mark Karlin, Truthout.
– “The Evil Empire Has The World In A Death Grip”
How Boeing plundered Washington state
“Perkins describes how Boeing plundered Washington state taxpayers. Using lobbyists, bribes, and blackmail threats to move production facilities to another state, Boeing succeeded in having the Washington state legislature give the corporation a tax break that diverted $8.7 billion into Boeings’ coffers from health care, education and other social services. The massive subsidies legislated for the benefit of corporations are another form of rent extraction and Hit Man activity,” quoting Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, frequent contributor to Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization. Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, and has held numerous university appointments.