John Perkins’s New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man would be better named as an update to Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Much of the New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is stuff that appeared in the original book. So, I only read about 40 percent of this version. Still, New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was decent read.
Like the original, this book takes us through the reasons why Perkins believes he became an economic hit man and walks us through some of the terrible things he did to make money. This version, like the original, is full of apologies and lessons learned from mistakes.
The most interesting part of The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was the list of resources Perkins provides to reenforce his argument about American corporations running the world and exploiting anyone they can.
On the personal side, this book provides lists of things Perkins believes people at different stages of life can do to improve what he calls the life economy.
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man would be an especially good read for someone who didn’t read the original. If you read the original, skip the first 40 percent and you will get something from this book.