Hour 1: Obedient Servants
This real-life story is told in the shocking new followup to Perkins’s blockbuster Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which sold well over a million copies and spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, the new edition, aptly titled The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man ( Berrett-Koehler Feb 2016),shows that the system Perkins helped to create is even more far-reaching and enslaving than ever before.
EHMs — in the form of bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives and others — ìcon governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Perkins says EHMs and CIA jackals now attack the American economy and threaten the foundations of democracy as a tiny but powerful segment of the population attains unimaginable wealth while the middle class slides toward poverty.
Having worked on both sides of the moral divide, Perkins is optimistic about the future. His new book reveals what it will take to overthrow the EHM system, and offers specific tactics for doing so.