John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” with Matt Davio aka @MIssTrade Talk about his new Book, “Hoodwinked”

Posted: November 6, 2009 in Trading


Confessions of an Economic Hitman was on the NYT Best Seller list for over a year and  was one of the best books I Have read in 10 years. After 9/11, John could no longer not tell his story. It is a story of freedom and truth and I encourage you to read his books and catch him on the speaking tour when you see him come through your town.

From  WIKI:

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is a book written by John Perkins and published in 2004. It provides Perkins’ account of his career with consulting firm Chas. T. Main in Boston. Before employment with the firm, he interviewed for a job with the National Security Agency (NSA). Perkins claims that this interview effectively constituted an independent screening which led to his subsequent hiring by Einar Greve, a member of the firm (and alleged NSA liaison) to become a self-described “economic hit man”. The book was allegedly referred to in an audio tape released by Osama Bin Laden in September 2009.[1]

I know you will enjoy the new book by John, called Hoodwinked. Please read it and spread the good word.

Thanks again Mr. Perkins!


  1. ilene9 says:

    Thank you Miss Trade, this is very interesting!

    Ilene (at – I reprinted a copy there…)

  2. Fascinating interview and confirms to me (in my opinion) of the poison that has infiltrated the NSA, IMF, and World Bank. Capitalism is not the problem, personal, professional and corporate ethics are. I will reserve my comments regarding your guest (as I hope ALL of the money from the book would go to charity). All I can say now Matt is that you are producing a product that you should charge money for. You are an excellent interviewer. Continue to seek the guests we have discussed and that you have found on your own. Your interviews are quite a valuable information service.

  3. brasil61 says:

    Here in Brazil, the high incidence of corruption, violence and ignorance would surprise no one… but many would be surprised to see the first world side of Brazil. I have driven this country from Florianopolis in the South to Fortaleza in the North .. the stunning glass and marble structures along the coast of every major city attest to the fact that Brazilians …CAN do wonderful things ..

    There is vast wealth here …yet a low probability system for the poor to actually improve quality of life, even though Brazilians actually care.

    Brazil has been the country of the future for the last 30 years and besides political blame ..most recent …Pres George Bush.

    The problems inside Brazil are Brazilian beliefs, actions and laissez faire attitude toward corruption, poor education and a system designed to appear like order and progress ..yet resembles voluntary slavery.

    Problems here have very little to do with external issues except the influence of Rap music and glorification of a prison culture as cool and with that of course a crack epidemic which is currently terrorizing the country. Thanks much Snoop Dog …much respect..

    This past 5 day period there were 40 murders in the city I live (Maceio) with less than 1 million inhabitants.

    From my study of the facts …since the 2002 election of Lula (a leftist) things have gotten worse for the poor ..not better. It seems pure self interest of corporations is no American monopoly.

  4. Jack Black says:

    i enjoyed reading it.. thanks

  5. george says:

    Perkins who I have met is a light weight. Fact check is prime need with him. He was a lower level functionary and his books are just that.

  6. Ben says: conducted a study among 305 viewers of a news clip featuring a new book on how to “fix” Wall Street. Results found that 44% of viewers would buy the book, “Hoodwinked” by John Perkins. The overwhelming majority of viewers (93%) reported that businesses should take actions to benefit the public interest. The majority of viewers (77%) indicated that they were not aware of any companies that are currently taking actions to benefit the public interest. A similar number of viewers (78%) reported that they would be more likely to shop at a store if they knew that the business was taking actions to benefit the public interest.
    More in depth results can be seen at:

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