Mad as Hell

I’m reading “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins. This book makes me mad as hell. Here’s proof of how American corporations have raped the planet and reduced many of it’s people to poverty as part of their normal business day. And been rewarded for it.

I know this book came out in 2004 and there was a whole lot of conversation about it at that time, but why isn’t anyone talking about it now? (John Edwards might be talking about it.)

Have we lost our understanding of how evil looks and . . .

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “mad as hell.”

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3 Responses to Mad as Hell

  1. Betty Smith says:

    Three young men with bright futures. One district attorney with an agenda. One woman who lies. And now the defrocked DA is filling for bankruptcy. And we all end up paying. Duke should up their lacrosse ticket prices to help out Mike NIfong. Yeah, I’m mad as hell. And you?

  2. Odd how a university can lose transcripts of just one student. Who happens to be the governor’s daughter–who gets the top job with the University’s biggest donor. Whose Executive MBA from said university is now in question. Makes me mad as hell they think we can’t see what happened.

  3. Ellis Reyes says:

    Innumeracy.

    Not a glitzy topic to get incensed about, unless you’re a math teacher like I am who is sick and tired of otherwise well-educated Americans being bamboozled because they lack the basic math skills to see through (the media, corporate America, the government, the candidate, insert your favorite nemesis here)’s sleight of hand. Here’s an unpopular example, global warming. If you look at the numbers through a completely apolitical lens, the argument is far less persuasive than if you watch an IMAX movie containing dramatic photos and well orchestrated music designed to evoke the maximum emotional response. Polar bears floating away on lonely ice sheets are far more compelling than arcane statistical analyses.

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