John Perkins is an author, environmental philosopher, and businessman who is dedicated to learning and teaching about raising consciousness. He draws on four decades of study and work with indigenous prophets, wise elders, and shamans; as an advisor to the United Nations, World Bank, and Fortune 500 corporations; and a teacher at learning centers on four continents.
He and the nonprofit organizations he seeded, Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, have been featured on ABC Television, the A&E and History networks, TIME, Italian Cosmopolitan and Elle, and many other publications in the Americas and Europe. He was founder and CEO of a major U.S. energy company that was committed to producing electricity with environmentally beneficial technologies and revolutionized the utility industry in the 1980s. A leader in developing ways to balance business interests with ecological and social concerns, he created the Pollution Offset Lease for Earth (POLE) program, enabling corporations to offset the greenhouse gases they produce by leasing CO2 absorbing rainforests. Having studied for over 3 decades with native peoples and shamans, Mr. Perkins has a gift for bridging the old world and new, the natural world with the industrial world, and peoples with one another.
In the first half, lecturer and former international 'economic hit man,' John Perkins, spoke about how the deadly economic cancer he helped spread has unfortunately become the dominant system of business, government, and society today.
John Perkins, the founder of Dream Change Coalition, shared the story of the time he spent as an international 'economic hit man' after being recruited by the National Security Agency. He defined an 'economic hit man' as someone who assists in cheating developing countries and US taxpayers, by funneling money from the World Bank to the wealthy in the private sector.