Gods of Money by William Engdahl. If you want to understand who has power in the world today, and how it got that way, this book is a must-read. It is clear, concise, comprehensive, and every detail is meticulously documented with reliable references. I’ve been studying this kind of material for years, and from this book I learned quite a few things I had never come across before.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Perkins explains, from his own experience, how the US government works hand-in-hand with the IMF and World Bank to force third-world countries into debt slavery, and to submit to environmental and economic exploitation. [Since the engineered economic collapse of 2008, the IMF has now crossed the Rubicon – aiming its destructive guns at the EU, beginning with Ireland, Greece, and Spain. –rkm]
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