2008 Financial Crisis

 

housing-crisis-cartoon

http://www.batr.org/negotium/020812.html

We have talked about this a bit in class.  Here are some more resources to learn more:

WATCH:

Inside the Meltdown, a Frontline documenary about how it all fell apart in 2008

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meltdown/view/

The Untouchables, Frontline documentary about the non-prosecution of bankers.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/untouchables/

Money, Power and Wall Street, another Frontline investigation

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/money-power-wall-street/#video-1

The Warning, Frontline investigation into what was happening in the financial sector before 2008

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/warning/

The Big Short. The movie: http://www.thebigshortmovie.com/

READ:

The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

Book: http://michaellewiswrites.com/index.html#top

An explanation from the Federal Reserve

http://sffed-education.org/econanswers/crisis.htm

All the Devils are Here

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DIAUN6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1

LISTEN

The Giant Pool of Money, a story from This American Life about the hhousing market in 2008

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/355/the-giant-pool-of-money

Bad Bank, also by This American Life on the collapse of the banks

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/375/bad-bank

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.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/365/another-frightening-show-about-the-economy

 

What else?  Include suggestions for further reading, watching and listening in the comments.

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