Economic Hit Men are the enforcers of the global financial cartel. They are empowered to use debt as a weapon and leverage the subsequent debt distress of nations to obtain cheap access to and control of valuable natural resources, and as a tool of political control. Other tools in their arsenal include extortion, rigged elections, payoffs, sex and sexual blackmail and murder. For the compliant this system has become accepted as 'just the way the world works.' For those others who choose to pursue an independent path, it can mean assassination, persecution and a lifetime of harassment and fear. For many years author John Perkins was just such an economic hitman, the enforcer for a consulting firm whose efforts were employed in predatory lending, encouraging poorer countries to commit to huge development loans contracted to American companies. Once the loans were in place it was then the turn of the politicians to take the stage and request payback in the form of access to resources, military alliances and political support. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an enthralling book that lifts the curtain on the corruption, greed and other clandestine machinations that take place behind the scenes in Wall St..