Saturday, 25 July 2009

An economic hitman speaks

Here's the second part of an interview with John Perkins, describing the means by which the corporations take control of a country's resources, by buying off the leaders with massive loans that can never be repaid, leading to the corporations taking control of the country's infrastructure and raw materials. He explains:

"We were sent into these countries to get these men to change their policies, to go against their own campaign promises. And basically what you do is you tell them, "Look, you know, if you play our game, I can make you and your family very wealthy. I can make sure that you get very rich. If you don't play our game, if you follow your campaign promises, you may go the way of Allende in Chile or Arbenz in Guatemala or Lumumba in the Congo."

For the whole of the interview; Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5.

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