By Nomi Prins

Who ideas America?

All the Presidents' Bankers is a groundbreaking narrative of ways an elite crew of fellows reworked the yankee economic system and govt, dictated overseas and household coverage, and formed global history.

Culled from unique presidential archival records, All the Presidents' Bankers promises an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence among the White condominium and Wall highway that transcends an easy research of cash riding politics—or greed using bankers.

Prins ushers us into the intimate international of specific golf equipment, holiday spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships that experience limited nationwide impression to a privileged cluster of individuals. those households and members recycle their energy via elected place of work and personal channels in Washington, DC.

All the Presidents' Bankers sheds new mild on pivotal old events—such as why, after the Panic of 1907, America's dominant bankers convened to style the Federal Reserve process; how J. P. Morgan's pursuits inspired President Wilson in the course of global battle I; how Chase and nationwide urban financial institution chairmen labored secretly with President Roosevelt to rescue capitalism through the nice melancholy whereas J.P. Morgan Jr. invited Roosevelt's son yachting; and the way American financiers collaborated with President Truman to build the realm financial institution and IMF after global struggle II.

Prins divulges how, throughout the chilly conflict and Vietnam period, presidents and bankers driven America's superpower prestige and growth overseas, whereas selling extensively democratic values and social welfare at domestic. yet from the Seventies, Wall Street's rush to safe center East oil gains altered the character of political-financial alliances. Bankers' revenue purpose trumped historical past and allegiance to public provider, whereas presidents misplaced keep an eye on over the economy—as used to be dramatically obvious within the monetary obstacle of 2008.

This extraordinary historical past of yankee strength illuminates how an analogous financiers retained their authoritative place via historical past, swaying presidents despite celebration association. All the Presidents' Bankers explores the alarming international repercussions of a procedure missing boundaries among public place of work and personal strength. Prins leaves us with an ominous selection: both we holiday the alliances of the ability elite, or they're going to holiday us.

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