This week we're interviewing John Perkins, author, public speaker, and founder of two nonprofit organizations, Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance.
While working as Chief Economist for a consulting firm in the 1970s, Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. When he realized he had become an 'economic hit man' playing a dishonorable role in the economic colonization of the world on behalf of elite multinational corporations, banks and the United States government, Perkins decided he wanted to become part of the solution, not the problem.
Perkins' book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - published in over 30 languages, and selling over 1.2 million copies worldwide - is a startling first-hand exposé of international corruption on a gargantuan scale, while his Secret History of the American Empire, another New York Times bestseller, details the clandestine operations that created the world's first truly global empire.
Our guest's latest book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded - And How To Fix It, offers a blueprint for a new form of global economics, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.
Join us this Sunday March 9th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST, 7-9pm CET*) as we get the lowdown on the IMF and U.S. foreign and economic policy from a former insider.
* Europe-based listeners, please note: this week's show will be broadcast from 7-9pm to take into account the switch to Daylight Savings Time in the US.