John Perkins

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.
The revelations of the Panama Papers are one more indictment of a failed system that I know only too well.
What you and I do every single day counts. There is a perceived reality that this Death Economy is the only reality. The
The EHM and jackal system, based primarily on debt and fear, is even more treacherous now than it was when I first wrote
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.
"If I am to have more stuff," we've told ourselves, "I must take from them." It is time to change that mind-set. It is time
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.
Here we are gearing up for another election year with chatter about taxes bubbling up as usual. From the ideas of flat taxes to reducing taxes to stimulate growth and beyond, you're sure to hear even more about who should be taxed and who shouldn't.
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.
Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into actions that win in politics.
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.
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.
As the events in the Middle East and the tragedy of Japan's earthquake continue to unfold, we are called upon more than ever to transform the U.S. government, one that relies heavily on predatory capitalism.
It is during these unexpected disasters that we can truly find our souls and the commonalities of our humanity. Those cannot be taken away no matter how much Mother Earth shakes and how hard the tsunami waves strike.
The youthful energy that spread from Tunisia into and across Egypt should inspire us all to reign in corporatocracy.
If you do decide to watch the playoffs and the Super Bowl, I urge you to devote the same amount of time to supporting peace. Call friends, join organizations, send emails, write articles -- take actions that appeal to you.
This is the year to choose to dream bigger than the Joneses, to measure our dreams not by material wealth but by the balance of heart happiness we enjoy no matter what our bank balance.