Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Apr 8, 2013 — In a new book, Washington Post economics writer Neil Irwin looks at an elite group of policymakers from around the world who manage the money supply, and explains how money can come from — and disappear into — thin air based on the decisions of these influential men and women.
Apr 3, 2013 — In 2006, two Manhattan housing projects were at the center of a real estate fiasco that would come to epitomize the housing crisis. Charles Bagli's Other People's Money explains how the government of Singapore was among those who paid for the mistakes of New York's real estate giants.
Sep 26, 2012 — Condoleezza Rice remembers her time in the Bush administration, Michael Lewis and Thant Myint-U discuss the world's economies, Michael Moore recounts his journey toward becoming a filmmaker, and Toni Morrison collects essays about censorship and the power of literature.
Sep 21, 2012 — At No. 4, Michael Lewis' Boomerang examines the international fallout of the cheap credit bubble.
Sep 20, 2012 — Thomas Frank analyzes the U.S. political divide, Siddhartha Deb looks into the heart of India, Emmanuel Carrere writes about the 2004 tsunami, and comic actress Mindy Kaling laughs at everything. In fiction, Britain's Alan Hollinghurst follows the evolution of English society.
Jan 13, 2012 — Pity The Billionaire explores the American revival of conservative Republicans. It debuts at No. 13.
Jan 6, 2012 — "Before 2009," writes columnist Thomas Frank, "the man in the bread line did not ordinarily weep for the man lounging on his yacht." Frank looks at how the recession gave birth to a conservative populist revolt in his book Pity the Billionaire.
Dec 22, 2011 — Boomerang — an exploration of Europe's growing debt crisis — is on the list for an 11th week.
Oct 14, 2011 — Michael Lewis' Boomerang, about the global effects of the cheap credit bubble, debuts at No. 1.
Sep 30, 2011 — In Boomerang, writer Michael Lewis tells the stories of the countries hit hardest by the 2008 financial crisis. He also profiles some people who bet against European governments and are likely to make millions if and when they default.