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Nomi Prins ’86

Nomi Prins ’86 is the editor of Rogue Economics’ Distortion Report and its daily e-letter, Inside Wall Street With Nomi Prins.

As a Wall Street insider and outspoken advocate for economic reform, Prins is a leading authority on how the widespread impact of financial systems continues to affect our daily lives.

She has spent decades analyzing and investigating economic and financial events at the ground level and meeting with those that shape the world’s geo-political-economic framework. She continues to break stories by conducting independent research, writing best-selling books, and traversing the globe to share her knowledge and demystify the world of money.

Before becoming a renowned journalist and public speaker, Prins reached the upper echelons of the financial world where she worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, ran the international analytics group as a senior managing director at Bear Stearns in London, was a strategist at Lehman Brothers and an analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank.

During her time on Wall Street, she grew increasingly aware of and discouraged by the unethical practices that permeated the banking industry. Eventually, she decided enough was enough and became an investigative journalist to shed light on the ways that financial systems are manipulated to serve the interests of an elite few at the expense of everyone else.

Prins makes regular television appearances on BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, Democracy Now, Fox and PBS. She has been a guest on hundreds of radio shows including for Marketplace, NPR, BBC, and Canadian Programming. She has also appeared in several award-winning documentaries alongside other prominent thought leaders.

Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Newsday, The Guardian, The Nation, New York Daily News, La Vanguardia, and, among other publications.

As a lifelong learner, she encourages others to do their own research, continue to ask big questions, and think for themselves.

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  • PERMANENT DISTORTION: How Financial Markets Abandoned the Real Economy Forever (2022) is the untold story of the ever-growing wedge between the financial markets and the real economy, and the unprecedented crises it has caused.

  • Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World (2018) explores the conditions that led to the rise of the new era of central banks’ power and the impact they have on markets and the global economy.

  • All the Presidents’ Bankers (2014) is a groundbreaking narrative about the relationships of presidents to elite Wall Street bankers over the past century and how they shaped domestic and foreign policy.

  • Black Tuesday (2011) is a historical novel about the 1929 crash.

  • It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street (2009) is a hard-hitting exposé.
  • JACKED: How “Conservatives” Are Picking Your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not) (2006)

  • Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America (2004) accurately predicted the reasons and timing of the financial crisis of 2008, and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s and Library Journal.