The 2008 financial crisis unleashed a chain reaction that turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Economic writer and journalist Nomi Prins joins us to illuminate the machinations at the core of this rising tide of financial instability, drawing on observations from her latest book Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World. With signature verve and insight, Prins outlines how central banks and institutions like the IMF are overstepping the bounds of their mandates and directing the flow of money without any checks and balances. She takes us through the open door between private and central banking, and explores how this pathway ensures endless manipulation against a backdrop of government support. Prins invites us to a critical economic discussion, sharing details about the power players who orchestrate international finance and casting an unflinching spotlight on the dark conspiracies and unsavory connections within the halls of power.
Nomi Prins is a renowned author, journalist and speaker. She is the author of the hard-hitting, It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street. She is also the author of Jacked: How “Conservatives” are Picking your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not) and Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, which predicted the recent financial crisis, and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s, and The Library Journal.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Civics series.