Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

John Perkins
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Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

Back in the States, John learns that Parker was being fired for his report in Indonesia, predicting only 8% growth. After John's new boss learns that John had predicted 17-20%, John was promoted to Chief Economist. He was es tactic and wanted to tell his mentor, Claudine, but found no evidence of her existence.

John doctored Parker's report and became determined to gain the contracts MAIN sought. He met with famous world leaders and began to think of himself as larger than life. He struggled with the ethics of his actions, but convinced himself that the countries were better off as capitalists in debt than communists. Eventually, John wonders whether this system is really good for anyone. It the short run, people can make their profits; however, in the long run, nobody wins. John believes that corporatocracy is responsible for making people believe that God wants just a few people at the top The U.S. is not the first nation to do this or to believe this way. Imperialism was part of the ancient empires of the Middle Ease, Rome, Persia, the Christian Crusades and into the pre-Columbian era. John thought long and hard about all these things, and tried convincing himself that he was not an EHM, but just an economist.

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