Posts Tagged ‘Hoodwinked’

Fake Accounting, Greed and Oil

21/05/2010

By John Perkins
Sent by email, also published in the Huffington Post

John Perkins

While countries around the world continue to watch their economies collapse, and Goldman-Sachs leaders testify to Congress about how they manipulated both their shareholders and the American public, we are also faced with a tragic oil spill on our most fragile coastlines.
The sad truth is that oil, greed and fake accounting work hand in hand to empower those who have — and significantly disempower those who do not.
In my book, Hoodwinked I talk about the 30,000 Ecuadorians who filed a lawsuit against Texaco (since purchased by Chevron). The company destroyed vast sections of rain forest and the toxic wastes from its operations allegedly killed many people and made many more chronically sick. (more…)

Politicians Will Not Change the World

01/03/2010

An Open Letter from a “Former Economic Hit Man”
By John Perkins

Former "E.H.M.", John Perkins

[Editor’s Note: I have long been a fan of  New York Times Bestselling author John Perkins, after reading Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which should be read by every citizen of the world – by Americans to see how our lifestyle impacts “third world” countries, and by those citizens in countries that have been taken advantage of by the “corporatracy”. Please Read on….]

“Many of you have asked how I feel about the Obama administration . . .

In short: the fact that we moved from a conservative Republican oilman from Texas to a liberal Democratic African American from Illinois, and yet change plods along at a snail’s pace – if at all – is a confirmation of what I discuss in detail in my “HOODWINKED.”

Our president has little real power. (more…)