By hating the haters, I become one of them. I create more of the very thing I wish to remove.
Perkins was recruited, he says, by the National Security Agency (NSA), but he worked for a private consulting company. His job as an undertrained, overpaid economist was to generate reports that justified lucrative contracts for U.S. corporations, while plunging vulnerable nations into debt.
This past November, students rallied on college campuses around the U.S. in the Million Student March to advocate for a minimum wage hike, free tuition and the cancellation of all student debt. We can all be encouraged by this revolution and hope more people will take up the cause.
Most corporate leaders want to do the right thing, but they believe that taking seriously their roles of responsible business leaders means maximizing profits. We need to help them - and their stockholders -- understand that responsible business practices include policies that demand social justice and sustainable and regenerative environments.
The world's crises, whether they involve climate change, hundreds of thousands of wandering homeless refugees, or acts of terror are symptoms of a failed global system. It is a system that is based on killing people and destroying the very resources that drive the economy.
It's time we get over our fear of using the words love and business in the same sentence. After all, business in the simplest terms is about relationship -- the relationships with all the people we work with, buy from and sell to.
Internal e-mails emanating from within the Stratfor intelligence firm continue to embarrass and shame the Corporation after John Perkins' telling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
Holding Hands to Surround the White House: Environmental Leaders Speaking at Green Festival L.A. Urge Action
This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.