Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is a book that I would strongly recommend reading. It describes the personal story of how the John Perkins was a so called “Economic Hit Man”. Here is an interview in which Perkins describes the role he played, as well as the other key players around the world, in controlling third world nations’ finances, debt, and hence neutralization of their roles in the international political arena. Here is a quote by the author:
Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign “aid” organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet’s natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.