Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

Collusion: How 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. Meanwhile, the open door between private and central banking has ensured endless opportunities for market manipulation and asset bubbles--with government support.
Through on-the-ground reporting, Prins reveals how five regions and their central banks reshaped economics and geopolitics. She discloses how Mexico navigated its relationship with the US while striving for independence and how Brazil led the BRICS countries to challenge the US dollar's hegemony. She explains how China's retaliation against the Fed's supremacy is aiding its ongoing ascent as a global superpower and how Japan is negotiating the power shift from the West to the East. And she illustrates how the European response to the financial crisis fueled instability that manifests itself in everything from rising populism to the shocking Brexit vote.
Packed with tantalizing details about the elite players orchestrating the world economy--from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi to Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde--Collusion takes the reader inside the most discreet conversations at exclusive retreats like Jackson Hole and Davos. A work of meticulous reporting and bracing analysis, Collusion will change the way we understand the new world of international finance.

Title:Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World
ISBN:9781568585628
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About Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is a former global investment banker, financial journalist, and sought-after international speaker and economic advisor, Her new book Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World is out May 1, 2018. Her previous books include


    Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World Reviews

  • Dee Arr

    During the Introduction and the opening chapters (on Mexico and Brazil), I was caught up in the incredible amount of knowledge that juggernauted its way through the pages. After an overview of what ha...

  • Glen

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.A history of how the big banks caused the financial meltdown of 2008. I don't completely agree with all the author's conclusions, but I felt better informed afte...

  • Mike

    I would guess a good 98% of this book is just regurgitating news which has been available to all over the past 15-20 years without much comment on the part of the author. This makes the read extremely...

  • Evan

    I read this book after hearing Nomi Prins interviewed by Erik Townsend on the Macrovoices podcast. I thought the interview was fascinating enough that I should read her book. After reading the book, I...

  • Michael

    Nomi Prins does a deep dive into the activities of central banks from the 2008 crisis through 2017. It's a difficult (for me!) but very insightful look at how the central bankers went wild with conjur...

  • Mel

    This is a dense read and best done ion small chucks or one chapter per sitting/day. What caused the financial crisis in 2007-8? The direct cause in the United States. Big banks, the stock markets, and...

  • Luis

    Unfortunately the author did not tell the story in a chronological manner that made sense. I understand that she tried to tell the story from the perspective of each of the countries she mentioned, bu...

  • Jack Teng

    Essential read...

  • Deedee

    Dewey 332.11...