I have started reading the book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins. I can already tell this is going to be a great read, and an important book. It’s about how we get third-world countries to borrow money to build dams or other projects that make a few people rich but hurt most of the population, and then the country owes so much money that they have to knuckle under to the multinational corpocracy. I’ll write more about it as I get through the book.
Also, I used to link to books at Amazon, and I’d get a quarter or something if you click through and buy it. I don’t do that anymore because BuyBlue.org tells me that Amazon is a company that funds the Republicans. So click on the Donate button in the right column and throw me a couple of hundred dollars instead. Also, I used to have an Amazon Donate button in the right column, and that’s gone, too.
Update – Choose The Blue says Amazon’s donations are about 50/50. So I have to think this over.