Depressing reading?

We’re inundated with stories about these hard economic times. So we completely understand if you don’t want to read anything – much less an entire book – about the topic. But, we wouldn’t be librarians if we didn’t suggest some reading for those who are curious about why we’re in this situation.

Almost as fast as the economic crisis manifested itself was the publication of books about what got us into the mess in the first place. See below for a list of recently added books about various aspects of the economic downturn. We’ll be adding more books in the coming months, and hopefully within the next year we’ll be adding books about how the economy came around!

A failure of capitalism: the crisis of ’08 and the descent into depression

The subprime solution: how today’s global financial crisis happened, and what to do about it.


The return of depression economics and the crisis of 2008.

The gods that failed: how blind faith in markets has cost us our future.

The two trillion dollar meltdown: easy money, high rollers, and the great credit crash.

The battle for Wall Street: behind the lines in the struggle that pushed an industry into turmoil. .

Chain of blame: how Wall Street caused the mortgage and credit crisis.

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