Making Contact

Making Contact – All the Presidents’ Bankers

Nomi Prins, journalist and a former managing director of Goldman Sachs, discusses her book All the Presidents’ Bankers, the hidden alliances that drive American power. Prins retraces the relationship between American financiers and presidents stretching more than a century. From family friends, trusted confidants to the present day; how the relationship has deteriorated and presidents have lost control of the economy.

Special thanks to Pirate TV for the original recording from June 17, 2014.


Nomi Prins, journalist and author of “All the Presidents’ Bankers, the hidden alliances that drive American power.”

Host this week: Laura Flynn

Series Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Laura Flynn, George Lavender, Jasmin Lopez

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor: Kwan Booth

Organizational Volunteers: Barbara Barnett

For More information:

Nomi Prins 

Pirate Television: All the Presidents’ Bankers 


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