Friday, December 11, 2009

Was Iceland Victimized by Economic Hitmen?

We enclose two superb videos of an interview with John Perkins, the New York Times bestselling author of the book "Confessions of An Economic Hitman". His new book, is titled Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded. The first video is a 2 min excerpt from John's full interview (1 hour duration and enclosed as the second video)where he discusses how economic hitmen hired by big corporations, victimized Iceland and other emerging nations in order to gain control of their assets and markets. Here is an excerpt from his recent article in the Huffington Post.
The real cause of our current meltdown is predatory capitalism -- the mutant form of an economic system that encourages widespread exploitation to benefit a small number of already very wealthy people. A new geo-political system has emerged; today the CEOs of big corporations, rather than governments, control human and natural resources around the globe, as well as politicians and the media. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to the perilous edge. In their relentless drive to amass ever greater fortunes, they have polluted our air, water, and earth, relegated countless numbers to the ranks of the unemployed, and doubled the gap between the few who live in mansions and the many who are malnourished or starving.
We have indeed entered a critical time in human history. A tsunami is rapidly building on the horizon. Every person on earth is connected like never before, through the Internet and cell phones. Most of us have come to understand that we are perched on a shore that is threatened by a mounting wave of economic and environmental disaster. We must abandon our gluttonous, exploitative ways in favor of lifestyles and systems that will bequeath to our children and grandchildren a world they will want to inhabit. By definition, we simply must become sustainable.
Was Iceland Victimized By Economic Hitmen?

Full Interview: Predatory Capitalism Has Stolen America. A New Global Revolution is Urgently Needed To Get the World Back On Track

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