John Perkins, Economist and New York Times Bestselling Author, Joins ZOOM'D Leadership to Discuss Ways Out of the Global Financial Meltdown
Economist and activist John Perkins, bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and the just-released Hoodwinked, joins ZOOM'D on Monday, November 30 on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel to explore the real causes of the current global meltdown and the corporatocracy behind it--and how we can deal with the situation.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 24, 2009
As chief economist for a major international consulting firm, John Perkins had an inside look at the financial stranglehold that powerful entities can place on those in need. Revealing those secrets, his books on economics and geo-politics have spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists and are published in over 30 languages. Now, following the release of his latest book, Hoodwinked, John Perkins joins host John Schmidt on VoiceAmerica's ZOOM'D Leadership on Monday, November 30 at 2 p. m. Eastern to discuss the cause, effects, and future scenarios of the current financial crisis.
As an economist, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, US Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, working directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. Using insights he gained in this role, he reveals that Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide didn't collapse simply because they made unwise bets on the subprime markets. The mortgage fiascos, banking industry collapse, rise of unemployment, and failure of small businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease called corporatocracy: the few corporations that control vast amounts of capital, land and resources around the globe--and the politicians they manipulate. In his book and on ZOOM'D, he explores the steps that will bring us out of this "predatory capitalism," including the adoption of attitudes that encourage good stewardship, creating a new economy based on true consumer needs, and implementing new rules for business and government.
John Perkins is founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a sustainable, just, and peaceful world. He has lectured at universities on four continents. His books include Hoodwinked, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Secret History of the American Empire, Shapeshifting, The World Is as You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit.
ZOOM'D Leadership, which airs at 2 to 3 p. m. Eastern, 11 a. m. to Noon Pacific, explores the importance of changing the way we pursue the future. ZOOM'D takes listeners out to the big picture, in to the up-close-and-personal, and toward a future of constant renewal. Whether focused on the economic crisis, energy, climate change, or sustainability at large, the show examines patterns at play, drivers behind them, and perspectives of leadership. The show has exponentially gained popularity since it began airing on May 4 and has featured the following speakers and topics over the last month in thought-provoking conversation about the major changes we face:
November 9: Sandra Postel, "Water for Life"
November 2: Richard Heinberg, "Trapped by Fossil Fuels"
October 26: James Quilligan, "The Commons and Economic Transformation"
October 19: Chip Duncan, "Enough to Go Around"
October 12: Janet Larsen, "Plan B 4.0--Mobilizing to Save Civilization"
October 5: Paul H. Ray, PhD, "Potentiality in the Emerging Wisdom Culture"
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