Nomi Prins is an independent journalist, senior fellow at the non-partisan think tank Demos, speaker, and author of the acclaimed books It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street; Other People's Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, which predicted the current financial crisis and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron's, and The Library Journal; Jacked: How "Conservatives" are Picking your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not); and her latest, Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 crash. She is currently working on a new book titled All the Presidents' Bankers about the relationships between presidents and key bankers during the past century and the impact on domestic and foreign policy.
Prins has been featured alongside prominent thought leaders and Nobel Prize winners in numerous documentaries, including Heist, Plunder, and most recently, The Big Fix, which garnered standing ovations at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
She has appeared as a commentator on economic, financial, and political issues for BBC World, RTTV, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, Democracy Now, Fox, and PBS. She has been featured on hundreds of radio shows globally including CNN Radio, Marketplace, NPR, BBC, and Canadian Programming. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsday, Mother Jones, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Nation, Alternet, Slate, LaVanguardia, and other publications.
Prins is a member of Senator Bernie Sanders' Federal Reserve Reform Advisory Council and listed as one of America's TopWonks. Before becoming a journalist, she worked on Wall Street as a managing director at Goldman Sachs and ran the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London.
Ethics & Power in Corporate America
All the Presidents’ Bankers
Power is about more than wealth, capitalism vs. socialism or communism. Rather, it's about the bonds, strategic alliances and partnerships that transcend the worlds of Wall Street and the White House. Some of these alliances have been positive to the stability of the greater population as well as to the financial community. However, some have had more dire negative implications – to both. Fresh from original and exhaustive research into the family ties, mentorships and other connections between US presidents and major US bankers since the establishment of the Federal Reserve, Nomi Prins tells a fascinating story of the evolution of American power and genealogy. She also explains how this led to establish policy and influence. Some of these connections will surprise you and give you food for thought about their nature and how they impact the world today.
Breaking Down the Noise: How the Political-Financial Complex Drives Policy & Markets
Economists focus on the economy, politicians their next election and bureaucrats their next appointment. However, what drives markets lies in the intersection of finance and government. Nomi Prins delves into the history of complicated collaborations between major banks and politicians to inform her views on the future of global trade, investment and potential destruction. She stresses the way in which yesterday's decisions and interplay between top government and banking leaders will impact tomorrow's markets. This talk will open the eyes of traders, investment advisors and capital markets professionals.
System Failure: Remaining Minefields in the Post 2008 Crisis Era
In this speech, Nomi Prins will focus her considerable experience and analysis on the complex issues underlying inherent global and national volatility and instability that neither the main stream media, federal agencies nor governments want you to know -- or even understand themselves. What dangers are still lurking in the post Dodd-Frank arena for your portfolios, firms or customers? And what should you do for protection? This talk is critical for all professionals charged with monitoring accounting practices, compliance, legality and risk.
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