We have talked about this a bit in class. Here are some more resources to learn more:
Inside the Meltdown, a Frontline documenary about how it all fell apart in 2008
The Untouchables, Frontline documentary about the non-prosecution of bankers.
Money, Power and Wall Street, another Frontline investigation
The Warning, Frontline investigation into what was happening in the financial sector before 2008
The Big Short. The movie: http://www.thebigshortmovie.com/
The Big Short by Michael Lewis.
An explanation from the Federal Reserve
All the Devils are Here
The Giant Pool of Money, a story from This American Life about the hhousing market in 2008
Bad Bank, also by This American Life on the collapse of the banks
Another Frightening Show About the Economy, yet one more from This American Life focusing on what might have been done to avoid the 2008 crash.
What else? Include suggestions for further reading, watching and listening in the comments.