Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins

the most incredible book I've read in a long time. might just change the way you look at the world. or it could all just be made up, either way very powerful stuff

  • Wanna make a political statement by the choice of cloths you wear. It is election year after all. This is the right thing for you, ever more so with its garish pink color and crappy print quality. This is the future.

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  • Mira Kamdar verkent de transformatie die India op dit moment doormaakt van ontwikkelingsland in mondiale krachtpatser. Momenteel is India al de 4e economie ter wereld. In 2034 zullen 1,6 miljard mensen in India wonen. 600 miljoen ... Mira Kamdar verkent de transformatie die India op dit moment doormaakt van ontwikkelingsland in mondiale krachtpatser. Momenteel is India al de 4e economie ter wereld. In 2034 zullen 1,6 miljard mensen in India wonen. 600 miljoen van de huidige inwoners is jonger dan 25, er werden vorig jaar 72 miljoen mobieltjes verkocht, 10 miljoen auto's enz. enz. Cijfers en feiten die je doen duizelen. Zelf ben ik in de week van 14 april voor het eerst zelf in dit reusachtige land en ben via werkgever Capgemini natuurlijk rechtstreeks collega van duizenden Indiase mannen en vrouwen. Planet India is in zo'n context een must-have.

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  • This book tells what "Sustainable Development" means -- and should mean -- for everyone, not just bureacrats; and how it plays against globalization

  • Villa Delirium: a wonderful catalogue of the ceramic "Disasterware" (TM) made by artist Charles Krafft. Apart from commemorative plates of disasters, it documents "life-size ceramic weaponry so gorgeous and patently functionles... Villa Delirium: a wonderful catalogue of the ceramic "Disasterware" (TM) made by artist Charles Krafft. Apart from commemorative plates of disasters, it documents "life-size ceramic weaponry so gorgeous and patently functionless that it will bedazzle and confound everyone who sees it." (description by the artist) Absolutely original and provocative, the porcelain art pieces by Charles Krafft are shocking and darkly funny at the same time. Krafft, at 60 "the oldest promising young artist in the Pacific Northwest", has his roots in the 60's counter culture and 80's industrial scene. Ironically, globalization has us not living in a Global Village, but a "Villa Delirium": a resurgence of regionalism, tribalism, ethnicity and religion, and a willingness to go to extremes for them. Many art pieces from this book were copied in Delft Blauw porcelain after rifles borrowed from Ljubljana arms dealers in 1995, and painted in the inglaze technique a circle of old blue-haired ladies had taught Krafft. "While his jocular explorations of human catastrophe may make those who share his dusky sense of humor chortle, they also force the viewer to look at mankind's cruelest, most absurd behavior in a way that penetrates the numbness induced by media overload." the Salon wrote. The book brilliantly proves why unacademic art can be so great and surprising.

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  • Comprehensive and detailed, this book goes above and beyond the various books I have read on the shift in luxury brands business models, consumer spending, etc... I think the advantage this book has lies ironically in the author's... Comprehensive and detailed, this book goes above and beyond the various books I have read on the shift in luxury brands business models, consumer spending, etc... I think the advantage this book has lies ironically in the author's negative view and tone... Giving it a more realistic look at the changes and their effects in the luxury goods sector