Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is a former Wall Street executive and author. Her newest book is Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World (Nation Books). 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.  Follow her on Twitter: @nomiprins

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Did the Trump Foundation use any of its funds to benefit The Donald or any of his businesses directly? (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Views
Monday, September 17, 2018
Cooking the Books in the Trump Universe
Once upon a time, there was a little-known energy company called Enron. In its 16-year life, it went from being dubbed America’s most innovative company by Fortune Magazine to being the poster child of American corporate deceit. Using a classic recipe for book-cooking, Enron ended up in bankruptcy...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
We Will Have to Face the Consequences of Donald Trump Getting His Hands on the Economy
Here we are in the middle of the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and if there’s one thing we know by now, it’s that the leader of the free world can create an instant reality-TV show on geopolitical steroids at will. True, he’s not polished in his demeanor, but he has an unerring way of...
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"As the explosive Group of Seven, or G7, summit in Quebec showed, the Trump administration is increasingly isolating itself from its allies in palpable ways and, in the process, significantly impairing the country’s negotiating power." (Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Imperial President or Emperor With No Clothes?
Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here’s a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort...
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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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