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Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

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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
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Nation Books
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Dee Arr
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, reference
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 has happened in the world due to the central banks, author Nomi Prins than backtracked and provided a fascinating breakdown for various countries. Each chapter takes you in a different direction, but you begin to see how everything ties together and, of course, how one central bank’s actions affect th ...more
Glen
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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 after I read this.
Mike
May 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Mike by: Dixon
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 dry if not a tad wonky. In fact, it is hard to stop from glazing over with the neverending numbers and her love of abbreviations and acronyms. Then, in her conclusion (only a few pages) she comes alive and makes some great points. If only she had commented, drawn parallels, given opinions in the re ...more
Evan
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
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 thought of something I heard said from Patrick O'Shaughnessy (Invest Like the Best podcast) - it is rare that a book is worth reading after hearing the author interviewed. That is how I feel. I also agree with the 5 other reviews currently on Goodreads. First, the first sections on Brazil and Mexic ...more
Michael
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 conjuring money and how so little of it caused any real economic growth. It's incredibly well-sourced and detailed. It covers the Bank of Japan, the People's Bank of China, Bank of Brazil, and the European Central Bank. It ends with a brief conclusion about what could be done.

I have three main criticisms
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Mel
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 elites created the policies and instruments that failed. Collusion by central banks to save big banks and investors failed banks failed to solve the problem. This book explains why. It also makes the case why it can happen again. Worthy of a read and discussion. Circle
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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 All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power , It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washi ...more
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