How the central bankers rigged the world

In this searing exposé, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Central banks and international institutions like the IMF have overstepped their traditional mandates by directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money without any checks or balances.

About Nomi

Nomi Prins is a geopolitical financial expert and investigative journalist who sheds light on the dark corners of the global economy, while empowering people with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.

Speaking Engagements


How Big Banks Work | FAN-tastic Friday: Nomi Prins leads a panel discussion on big banking featuring Sean Stone, Trinity Tran, and David Dayen in a clip from FAN-tastic Friday. Source: The Young Turks

One big point about GDP: It's an aggregate measure. The economic collapse in the spring was not evenly distributed. The (incomplete) economic recovery is not evenly distributed. We know that lower-income households are suffering most.

Because of the types of jobs women had―plus disproportionate caregiving responsibilities―women were more likely to lose their jobs when the economy shut down. Black and Latina women workers face a dramatic shortfall in employment compared to the before times. @EconomicPolicy

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"Easy money encourages people to buy houses and appliances now rather than later. But when the future arrives, that activity is missing."

My favorite part about Powell’s pandemic response was when he rewrote a technocratic reg definition to permit Wall St to make larger shareholder payouts.

2nd: Deciding to let banks keep paying dividends.

3rd: Weakening bank liquidity rules, violating an international accord.

New York Magazine@NYMag

As chairman of the Federal Reserve during the global pandemic, Jerome Powell has managed to do something almost unimaginable in Washington: a good job. @jbarro reports

“I can’t help worrying about a lot of stuff. Where are we going to live? I’m not sure we’ll have enough food. I worry about my youngest son. I just wanted to make sure we had a place for my family, what you might call home.” via @NewYorker



“[An] unflinching, troubling exposé … well worth a close read by anyone looking to understand the roots of the last crash and prepare for the next.”
Publishers Weekly

“A somber, important warning that’s likely to cause readers to wonder about the safety of their assets, if not fear for the near-term future.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Prins offers practical and tactical solutions for preventing the downfall of the current over-inflated economy. This thoroughly researched, high-level view of central-bank operations would be interesting to those in the finance, banking, and economic fields.”