Presidents and Bankers joined at the hip for a long, long time -- Nomi Prins
Ellen's guest this week is renowned banking wonk, writer and former investment insider
Nomi Prins, whose blockbuster book All the President's Bankers has just been released.
Nomi discloses the longstanding personal and political ties between
Washington and Wall Street that have enabled the concentration of global
wealth into the hands of a few. Ellen brings these historical facts
together with the current bank rap sheet of fraud, conspiracy and bailouts
that characterize the landscape of big bank business, and discusses new
reports and a definitive study showing that these inside-power connections, not the public interest, run America.
On this week's Public Banking Report, co-host Walt McRee talks with Gwen Hallsmith,
the new Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute, about a just-launched series of classes called "The New