Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

John Perkins
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Chapter 17 Summary and Analysis

By 1977, John had twenty people under him and was the youngest partner in the firm. He was named manager of Economics and Regional Planning and was lecturing at universities and solicited for news articles. John's dealings with Omar Torrijos remained secret, and John made sure that his studies were honest and that he always made recommendations that helped the poor. John wrote an Op-ed piece titled "Colonialism in Panama has No Place in 1975," which gave three reasons for transferring the Canal to Panama. He got a lot of negative responses, but Bruno told him it was a smart move and he should send a copy to Torrijos, which would ensure that projects kept rolling in. He was right, and while most of MAIN's competitors were losing jobs in Panama, MAIN's jobs were multiplying. Panama did get the canal back, but conservatives swore they would get revenge for the agreement.

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