New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By on April 1, 2016

John Perkins, author of The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses the book with financial policy advocate Kyle Hauptman.

john-perkinsJohn Perkins was formerly chief economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since then, his books on economics, geopolitics, and indigenous cultures have sold more than 1 million copies. He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and the Pachamama Alliance.


kyle-hauptmanKyle Hauptman is executive director of the Main Street Growth Project and a member of the SEC's Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. He was an economic adviser for the Romney for President campaign and spent seven years as a trader of sovereign debt and interest rate products. He ran trading books in Tokyo, New York, and Sydney for Lehman Brothers and Jefferies & Company, serving most recently as a senior vice president in the fixed-income division.