After Words: Nomi Prins, author of “It Takes a Pillage” interviewed by Sen. Bernie Sanders
Nomi Prins, former managing director at Goldman Sachs and current senior fellow at Demos, talks about the 2008 financial crisis and its ongoing aftermath. This is the subject of her latest book, “It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street.”
Ms. Prins discusses her book with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders (I). Prior to coming to the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sanders spent 16 years representing Vermont in the House of Representatives. He currently sits on five Senate committees, including the committee on Labor & Pensions.
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