Sunday, November 29, 2009

Confessions of An Economic Hitman - Interview with the Author

Many of you have no doubt heard of the book, "Confessions of An Economic Hitman" by John Perkins. Essentially, Mr. Perkins was recruited to work for the World Bank and organizations like USAID to convince certain developing nations to become indebted to the World Bank in order to develop infrastructure (roads, utilities and the like) that mostly benefited the wealthy of those countries and ultimately neutralized them politically while enabling extractive industries, mostly oil, to take all they wanted.

Over the years, Perkins had a change of heart as he saw the results of his work. He is a brave man to have written the book given the stakes involved. His detailing of the inner workings in this two-part interview is riveting.

What does this have to do with EVs and energy? Knowing how the world economy is manipulated by these truly evil people, and that much of their wealth stems from oil that you buy, will give you that much more of a reason to make the switch to domestic renewable energy when given the chance next year.

Part I:

Part II:



  1. HI Paul,

    Good one! I haven't seen this one yet, but it's been on my list.

    I'm a big documentary junkie. When I moved, I had boxes of VHS cassettes full of documentaries. And that was just what I had recorded, not what I watched.

    Some free websites you can go to see docs are:

    Thanks for keeping us informed!



  2. With Ed Whitacre Jr. Chairman and now interim CEO of GM while he is also on the board of Exxon does not bode well for the future of the Volt.