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John Perkins: What wrecked our economy and how to fix it

“This is a time of incredible courage” says John Perkins, an insider in the global financial system committed to a new form of global economics. Here at Schumacher College he talks about how we can create a world that will “make our children proud of us.”

John Perkins’s classic exposé, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, spent over 70 weeks in the New York Times bestseller lists and is published in more than 30 languages. His two follow-up books – New York Times bestseller, The Secret History of the American Empire, and Hoodwinked – provide a plan for creating a better world. John Perkins comes to Schumacher College May 21-25, 2012 to lead Hoodwinked! What Wrecked our Economy and How to Fix It to explore this plan and how it relates to each of us.

Uniquely well placed to explore with us how we can address the collapsing economic system, John Perkins worked in the 1970s as the chief economist of a major consulting firm. With participants he will discuss how predatory capitalism has expanded across the globe, and where the potential is to transform our destructive economic system, detailing specific steps each of us can take to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.

John Perkins is also the author of Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, and other books on indigenous cultures; founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, non-profit organizations devoted to establishing a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.