Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nomi Prins: Holiday Book Recommendations

Nomi Prins lists her Holiday Book Recommendations. You can see the list here. It's also pasted just below. She was too modest to list her own best selling book, but here is an info page on her blog site about it.  Her list includes a broad spectrum of authors coming from several different points of view.

Below are the top 6 on her Holiday Book list. You can see the whole list at the link just above.


Nomi Prins Holiday Book Recommendations, December 2014

Here are some of my picks for 2014's thought-provoking books from a political, financial, economic and environmental standpoint. They are available at Indiebound, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. I’m sure you all have great additions of your own. Enjoy and happy reading!
1) The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System by James Rickards, Portfolio Hardcover; 1st edition (April, 2014)
In clear, accessible prose, Jim Rickards dissects the precarious state of money at the hands of the world’s governments, multinational institutions, and central banks.  He reveals the extent of damage prevailing polices have already done to the global economy, what will happen if we continue on this path, and what ordinary citizens and small investors can do to protect themselves from the economic onslaught.
2) Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State by Ralph Nader Nation Books; First Edition (April, 2014)                  
Unstoppable is even-handed, erudite, practical and necessary. Ralph Nader harnesses his lifelong crusade on behalf of the public interest over the corporatist agenda into a treatise that is optimistic and patriotic. He shows that effective Left-Right political alliances aren’t pipe dreams, but historic realities in need of strategic cultivation, for the sake of all of our futures.
3) The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great by Harvey J. Kaye (Simon & Schuster; First Edition (April, 2014))
In The Fight for the Four Freedoms, professor, historian and patriot, Harvey J. Kaye pens an inspiring account of a critical time in American history, inspired by the FDR’s premise that: “Freedom from want and from fear; Freedom of speech and religion” were crucial principals for all Americans. Comparing the strides that FDR made for the country with the anti-visionary maneuvers of more recent presidents Kaye shows that the way out and upward for the population lays in our past.
4) How America was Lost: From 9/11 to the Police/Warfare State by Paul Craig Roberts (Clarity Press (March, 2014))
In How America Was Lost, Paul Craig Roberts focuses his keen eye and sharp mind on the deterioration of government accountability and morality amidst the rise of hypocrisy and recklessness in the wake of 9/11. Through the tangle of wars, aggression, decimation of privacy, Wall Street protectionism and debt creation since, Roberts is relentless in his well-reasoned criticisms of US leadership from an economic and military standpoint.
5) Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld by Jake Halpern (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October, 2014))
6) The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi (Author) Molly Crabapple (illustrator) (Spiegel & Grau; First Edition (April, 2014))

Added note: 

Earlier in 2014, Nomi Prins did an in depth online interview about her most recent book you can listen to here. In this interview she says that the influence of the banking industry on the US government stays the same regardless of which political party is in power at the time.

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