Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – Interesting read

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - John Perkins
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins

A few days ago I finished reading a book I picked up months ago. Confessions of Economic Hit Man.

It was quite an interesting book indeed.

The topic of globalism (and the “global empire”) is one that has interested me the last couple of years and this book was a bit of a complement to some other things I had read in the last couple of years.

There is a principle , very simple mathematical principle, that says if there is a limited number of resources then the projections of continual (unending) growth seems to be a bit of wishful thinking. Because we already know that resources are limited.

I mention this because this book hits on 2 topics this principle applies to.

Principle #1 The world does not contain an infinite supply of raw, natural materials that we can continually harvest for our needs (or maybe wants). So essentially any predictions of continued growth on natural resource is going to hit a wall. This wall or downturn in production, say in oil for example, may have already occurred.

This first principle is easy to accept and to see.

Principle #2 – There is another fairly simple principle which may hit home to many people. This second principle may be a tad uncomfortable for some but one’s uncomfortableness does not, in itself, diminish or augment it’s significance. It only means that if you don’t like this one… you don’t like this one.

This is also simple, in order for someone to be rich, many must remain poor. Why? This is purely mathematical. The very definition of “rich” is a comparison (or measurement)  against those who are not in fact “rich”.

Meaning, it does in fact describe a chasm or vast difference between what one has and what the other does not. Otherwise, there is no “rich”. There would be equality (mathematically).

John Perkins describes his part in a world that very much hits these 2 key points.

I’m not going to write at all about the contents of the book. If this seems like something that would interest you at all, I would recommend it. Much better that you read it first hand than to read a summary here. I thought it was quite an interesting book.