Published on: July 29th, 2021 • Duration: 70 minutes
In this exclusive from the Blacklist Book Club, Brent Johnson, CEO of Santiago Capital, welcomes John Perkins, New York Times best selling author of the book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," to discuss his time as an economic hit man. Perkins shares how he first became an economic hit man, starting with his time in the Peace Corps in the Amazon rainforest all the way through when he believes he was poisoned prior to speaking at the United Nations simply for writing his book. Johnson and Perkins also explore the current macro environment, touching on China's Belt and Road Initiative and more. Filmed on June 3, 2021.