“This month I sat down withJohn Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and many other titles, and former chief economist at a major international consulting firm.
Scott: Tell me about your work with business students around the US, particularly as it relates to Corporate Social Responsibility.
John: We talk about what’s really important for any business leader to understand today. We have moved into a new era where people understand we’ve created a failed system. When less than 5 percent of the world’s population live in the United States and consume more than 25 percent of the world’s resources, while roughly half the world is either starving or on the verge of starvation — the only way you can define that system is as a failure.”