Subject: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: The Shocking Story of How America Really Took Over the World
For anyone with a concern for the environment, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, this book is essential reading and guaranteed to make you see things very differently.
Chances are it might provide answers to some of those questions which make you scratch your head and wonder 'why do they (governments) do ......'., or maybe even, 'where is all that USAid money ($11.5 million 2004 - 2008 & I think $8m 2008 -2010) for orangutans being spent and why?'.
If that kind of money is really being spent by USAid, and both habitat and orangutans are disappearing faster than ever, what is it going to take to turn things around?
Anyone with experience of Indonesia will know full well the money mentioned above 'should' be doing a lot of good and the results/benefits should be very, very apparent. I have always wondered why do USAid need so many people in Indonesia; even why does the US government with all its own internal budget problems, send all this money over to Indonesia'. I mean, can anyone imagine people in Congress thinking, 'hey, why don't we send some big bucks to save orangutans in Indonesia instead of spending it here in the US?' Same goes for the EC, UK, Australian governments; I'm prepared to bet most of those politicians could not find Borneo on a map.
Anyway, food for thought, maybe.