Jan 12, 2011 — Novelist Peter Carey returns with a funny riff on de Tocqueville's America, while David Remnick looks at the rise of President Obama, Rhodes scholar Wes Moore considers the prison life he might have lived, and Simon Johnson and James Kwak argue that America's megabanks should be cut down to size.
Mar 26, 2010 — Simon Johnson is co-author of the book 13 Bankers, about how deregulation and Wall Street's relationship with Washington contributed to the financial crisis. Johnson says there's no virtue whatsoever in huge banks
Jan 26, 2010 — Joshua Ferris (Then We Came To The End) studies the monster within in The Unnamed. Lush language limns a Soviet childhood of privation and paranoia in A Mountain of Crumbs. Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall lays blame for the financial failure. And Crash Course tracks the American auto industry "from glory to disaster.
Jan 15, 2010 — In his book Freefall, economist Joseph Stiglitz gives Washington bad grades for its responses to the nation's economic crises. The Nobel laureate says the government has been using its lending capacity to help banks, not ordinary people, stay afloat.
May 15, 2009 — Several books have been published about the subprime crackup, the housing bubble and the financial meltdown, but Busted: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown by reporter Edmund Andrews is special. That's because as he was writing about the issue, he himself was sinking as fast as anyone.
May 14, 2009 — Journalist Gillian Tett warned about the problems in the financial industry long before many of her colleagues. In her new book, Fool's Gold, Tett examines the role J.P. Morgan played in creating and marketing risky and complex financial products.
Apr 29, 2009 — Author Susan Jane Gilman recommends two books — Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money and Alan Beattie's False Economy — to help you unravel the economic crisis.
Mar 3, 2009 — By now, most of us have heard the news that our GDP is down 6.2 percent. But what does this number mean and, more importantly, what should we do about it? What indicators can we trust, and what's pure speculation? Commentator Lakshman Achuthan sheds some light on our increasingly sticky economic situation.
Feb 15, 2009 — As the number of home foreclosures and job losses mount, many Americans are taking a closer look at their savings, investments and debts and wondering what to do. The answer to that question, says financial journalist Dave Kansas, usually depends on who's asking.
Jan 13, 2009 — Macroeconomist Dean Baker sees opportunity in the current economic crisis. In a recent editorial for The Guardian, Baker recommended that President-elect Barack Obama boost the economy by spending on national health insurance.