Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

John Perkins
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Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis

When John arrived in Jakarta, he saw beauty, but also lepers, young prostitutes and filthy water. He had seen never seen this level of desperation. Charlie Illingsworth, the project manager, said capitalism and democracy would be a result of their project. Charle said John was to emphasize oil in his plan. John didn't know if he was helping or hurting the poor. MAIN increased U.S. prosperity, not helped the Indonesians. They were dominating the world behind a mask of private corporations and greed. It made sense that the president of the World Bank, Robert McNamara, had been the president of Ford Motor Company, then was the secretary of defense, and then headed the most powerful financial institution in the world. It did not seem like coincidence. He wondered why he was never taught about the true nature of macroeconomics. It made sense that big corporations fund colleges, because professors exposing these corporations would lose their jobs. It became hard for him to sleep at night, and he had to constantly remind himself that one day he would expose the truth.

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