Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is a TomDispatch regular. Her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World (Nation Books), has just been published. Her previous books include: All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power (Nation Books) and Other People's Money: The Corporate Mugging of America. She is a former Wall Street executive.  Follow her on Twitter: @nomiprins

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Donald Trump and the Next Big Crash
Warning: What you are about to read is not about Russia, the 2016 election, or the latest person to depart from the White House in a storm of tweets. It’s the Beltway story hiding in plain sight with trillions of dollars in play and an economy to commandeer. While we’ve been bombarded with a litany...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Jared Kushner, You're Fired!
Here we are a little more than a year into the Trump presidency and his administration’s body count is already, as The Donald might put it, “ unbelievable, perhaps record-setting .” Among the casualtie s are Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ; my former boss at Goldman Sachs, economic policy chief...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Trade Wars and Diminished Credibility
As Jonathan Swift once noted : “There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.” That’s the operative motto for all things Trump, one that makes analyzing the gap between what he thinks and what he tweets much easier. Along those lines, my former boss from my Goldman Sachs days—Gary Cohn...
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"The government attracts deregulatory enthusiasts and then, of course, there’s another crash, millions suffer, and remorse returns." (Photo: Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, February 01, 2018
How to Set the Economy on Fire: Trump’s Financial Arsonists
There’s been lots of fire and fury around Washington lately, including a brief government shutdown. In Donald Trump’s White House, you can hardly keep up with the ongoing brouhahas from North Korea to Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation, while it already feels like ages since the celebratory...
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Since Mnuchin bagged one of the most influential economic positions on the planet, he’s been remarkably consistent on just one thing: making sure he lends a helping hand to the world of big finance, his former universe. Views
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Steven Mnuchin: Secretary of the Treasury for the .01%
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin doesn’t exactly come across as the guy you’d want in your corner in a playground tussle. In the Trump administration, he’s been more like the kid trying to cop favor with the school bully. That, at least, is the role he seems to have taken in the Trump White House...
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U.S. foreign policy and the Trump Organization’s business ventures will remain in a unique and complex relationship with each other in the coming years as the president and his children take the people who elected him for a global ride. Views
Monday, September 25, 2017
The White House as Donald Trump’s New Casino
During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized that our country was run terribly and needed a businessman at its helm. Upon winning the White House, he insisted that the problem had been solved, adding, “In theory, I could run my business perfectly and then run the country...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Dear President Trump: Breaking Up (Banks) Isn’t So Hard to Do
Donald, listen, whatever you’ve done so far, whatever you’ve messed up, there’s one thing you could do that would make up for a lot. It would be huge! Terrific! It could change our world for the better in a big-league way! It could save us all from economic disaster! And it isn’t even hard to grasp...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The Empire Expands: Not the American One, But Trump’s
President Trump, his children and their spouses, aren’t just using the Oval Office to augment their political legacy or secure future riches. Okay, they certainly are doing that, but that’s not the most useful way to think about what’s happening at the moment. Everything will make more sense if you...
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Monday, January 30, 2017
The Goldman Sachs Effect: How a Bank Conquered Washington
Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
The March of the Billionaires: On Trump’s Bait and Switch
Given his cabinet picks so far, it’s reasonable to assume that The Donald finds hanging out with anyone who isn’t a billionaire (or at least a multimillionaire) a drag. What would there be to talk about if you left the Machiavellian class and its exploits for the company of the sort of normal folk...
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