Economic hit men (EHMs) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder." John Perkins wrote those words-he was one of them. In this new edition of his now-classic book, with 40 percent new material, Perkins exposes how the EHM system has spread across the planet, from the Seychelles to Honduras, Ecuador, Libya, Turkey, Western Europe , Vietnam, China, and the United States. He also offers ideas on how we can transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.