Books: How We Got Here

Here’s a video on some well-rated books about the 2008 financial meltdown, and how we got here. We haven’t read them all, but we’re really curious as to what you think of these… comments, please!


The Big Short

Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future

All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)

The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street

The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

Winner-Take-All-Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America – and Spawned a Global Crisis

Know Any Great Books, Films, Videos, or Resources You Think Should Be Promoted?

Please post them in The Recommended Books & Films section of The Discussion Forums.

We are currently cataloging all recommendations posted in The Discussion Forums and in a few weeks we will present them all on the site so The Public can vote on, discuss, sort, and view by topic to easily find the highest ranked educational resources available! We will also be synthesizing these resources and working with various authors to create definitive, original, free educational material in the form of Articles, Videos, and Online Classes. See you in The Forums!

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  1. Anne Skillion says:

    Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

    Liar’s Poker

    C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy

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