How Experience From the Financial Crisis will Inform a Pandemic Recovery

THU, MAR 25, 2021 (1:26:52)

Journalist and political-financial expert Nomi Prins joins BPL President David Leonard to discuss her years of experience writing about the fallout of the 2007-08 global financial crisis and how it informs the way we will pull ourselves out of economic difficulties created by the pandemic.

Looking at the historical developments and underpinnings of international finance, economics and geo-politics, Prins references her latest book, “Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World” and the lasting impact of events from the global financial crisis. She also provides guidance to understand and navigate global financial complexities and dynamics made more difficult by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Repairing America Initiative is the Boston Public Library’s pledge to focus its 2021 programming and services on bridging the gaps that divide America. By prioritizing economic recovery, civic engagement, COVID-19 recovery, racial equity, workforce development, and youth engagement, the BPL is working to help Americans rise above the challenges they face.

This talk is presented in partnership with the Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center and sponsored by the Friends of Kirstein. KBLIC invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to its new space. Business-minded individuals can enjoy an inviting and modern space with over 5,000 square feet of printed resources, flexible seating, innovative technology to conduct business research, and dedicated areas for collaborating on projects with colleagues or developing a new career skill.

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+ BIO: Nomi Prins, PhD

Nomi Prins, PhD is an independent journalist, author of seven books, and knowledgeable speaker. Prins is sought-after for her unique perspective that crosses the divide between politics, finance, and the economy. She is the author of the recent book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World. Her last book All the Presidents’ Bankers explored the relationships between presidents and bankers over the past century and the impact on domestic and foreign policy. Her other acclaimed books include: It Takes a Pillage, Other People’s Money—which predicted the current financial crisis and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s, and The Library Journal—Jacked, and Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 crash.

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