John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, discusses how he in the past set up developing nations for economic defaults in order for the U.S. to get access to those nations' valuable resources at bargain prices.
Nations that failed to go along with the plan were subject to CIA engineered coups.
Perkins also discusses the current economic crisis and what reforms are needed in this must see video interview
Perkins concludes by proposing a variety of macro and micro solutions and alternatives to produce a healthier, fairer, global economy.
He observes that making missles and trinkets are destructive. Instead, those same companies that produce arms and GMO seeds that benefit the corporations alone might be incentivized to create technologies that actually help people and clean up our poisoned planet.