Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Nomi Prins
Wall Street in the White House

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Civics, Media Library

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The longstanding relationship between Wall Street and the White House has often been described as a “revolving door,” with both camps benefiting from the connection. All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power offers an inside look at the political and economic web spun between these two giants. Journalist Nomi Prins traces the history of this partnership, from the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1907 to bankers’ influence on politics after the financial crisis of 2008. A former Wall Street executive, Prins unravels the Ivy League schools, fishing trips, marriages, and job offers that thicken these ties each year. By recycling power and keeping it “in the family,” Wall Street and the White House have become mutually beneficial entities, working together to shape national — and international — politics. According to Prins, these ties have had devastating consequences and the time has come to break them before it’s too late.

Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with Third Place Books, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
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  1. Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Nomi Prins’ discussion of her book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers” provides a fantastic revelation (and reinforcement) that the ‘financial sector’ of the Disguised Global Empire, which IS the highly integrated (but hidden) ‘six-sectored’; corporate, financial, militarist, media/propaganda, extra-legal, and dual-party Vichy-political Global Empire, that has ‘captured’ and now fully “Occupies” our former country — just as surely as the earlier mere European Nazi Empire tried less successfully to hide its ‘capture’ and “Occupation” of France 74 years ago in WWII, behind it’s crude and only single-party Vichy facade of the real EMPIRE!!

    Interestingly (and thankfully) Nomi’s disclosure and ‘exposure’ of the DGE’s ‘corporate banking sector’ comes almost exactly at the same time that this weekend’s “Meet the Press” accidentally ‘exposed’ BOTH the ‘extra-legal sector’ of the Disguised Global Empire’s finger-prints on the unSupreme Court’s extra-legal 2nd decision to allow the “Selling of democracy”, and also the ‘corporate/financial sector’ of the DGE’s “rigging of the Wall Street Market” by allowing Michael Lewis to discuss his new book, “Flash Boys” (about how the High Frequency Trading scam is ‘looting’ from all average Americans’ investments in this disguised casino).

    Additionally, just this morning Bloomberg Television’s DGE ‘show’ “Bloomberg Surveillance” made a mistake similar to NBC’s “Meet the Press” in allowing Kevin Roberts, CEO at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, to talk about how the ‘media/propaganda sector’ of the DGE provides the modern
    day advertising and how consumers get immersed. While the head of this largest media/advertising firm did not focus on the ‘propaganda’ aspect of this DGE sector, Bloomberg TV’s slip-up was in accurately displaying a block title “The World’s Most Reviled Industry” while Roberts was discussing the power and multi-platform power of the media in influencing peoples’ opinions on everything including what they know (or
    don’t know about the DGE), and how they should ‘vote’ (in elections for the next pre-selected ‘Imperial President’ (and faux-Emperor) of the ‘disguised Global Empire’.

    With any kind of luck and a serious public “wallofaction” and “Popular Resistance” in helping to reveal this Disguised Global Empire, that has our country and others by the throat, we Americans and other world citizens in the EU and elsewhere in OUR world may well be able to stop the DGE from again using/abusing the ‘militarist sector’ that it controls through its ‘dual-party Vichy-political sector’ from creating a new war conflagration in the now tinder dry Ukraine, or Syria, as it has done over the last several years in the Middle East.

    Best to all the true 99% of Americans in the fast expanding
    ‘Pro-democracy Anti-Empire’ educational and non-violent revolutionary movement (and Green Party) against this deceitful and Disguised Global EMPIRE, which
    is “Occupying” our country and yet can’t so easily be identified as wearing Red Coats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi helmets —- quite YET!

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
    Over
    Violent (‘Vichy’ disguised)
    Empire,

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

    We don’t merely have a “Big Money”/Citizens United problem, or a domestic tyranny and NSA SPYING problem, or an NDAA Secret Detention problem, or a corrupt unSupreme Court problem, or a gun/fear problem, or an MIC problem, or an ‘Austerity’ problem, or an EXPANDING WARS problem, or a ‘drone assassinations’ problem, or a vast income & wealth inequality problem, or a Wall Street ‘looting’ problem, or a Global Warming and environmental death-spiral problem, or the world’s largest political prisoner problem, or a crappy un-healthy insurance problem, or shitty over-priced and exclusive educational access problem, or, or, or … ad nauseam — but what we REALLY have is a hidden VEMPIRE cancerous tumor of GLOBAL EMPIRE which is the prime CAUSE of all these underlying, related, and mere ‘symptom problems’ —- but not even the most progressive voices in the alternative media agree or raise a United Voice against this dangerous truth of the EMPIRE’s existence.

  2. John Peeples
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to miss this event. I look forward to reading her book. My guess is that it has a similar outlook as Sheila Bair’s book except from the industry insider side.

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