In this TEDx event, John Perkins describes the methods he used to bribe and threaten the heads of state of countries on four continents in order to create a global empire and he reveals how the leaders who did not “play the game” were assassinated or overthrown.
Perkins brings us up to date about the way the economic hitman system has spread from developing countries to the US, Europe, and the rest of the world and offers a strategy for turning this around.
“We can transform a system that is consuming itself into extinction into one that is sustainable and regenerative,” says Perkins.
John’s books, including The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, have sold over a million copies, spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists, and are published in more than 30 languages.
As chief economist at a major consulting firm, his experiences advising the World Bank, the UN, the IMF, the US government, Fortune 500 corporations and heads of state convinced him to devote his life to facilitating changes in social, political, and economic systems, as well as in general consciousness.
He was founder and CEO of a highly successful alternative energy company and is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits dedicated to creating a sustainable, just, peaceful and thriving world.