I just finished reading Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man. By John Perkins. This is a (mostly) first hand account of how government, corporations and international banks have created a global empire on the backs of the third world. I always felt there was something pretty sinister about how these three entities – and ultimately us – achieve what they do while the third world continues to suffer in poverty while their own property and resources are taken from them. This isn’t a story about physical invasion or armstrong politics. That is a thing of the past…or at least a last resort.