Monday, March 23, 2009

Resources for Continuing Self Education on the Economy


On Sunday, I took part in a great discussion on the current economic crisis with Alan Silberberg, CEO of You2Gov and fellow member of Political Voices of Women, Tami Winfrey Harris of the blog "What Tami Said" and host of the "The Best of What Tami Said". a blogtalk radio program.

You can listen to the show
by going to The Best of What Tami Said for Sunday, March 22
During our discussion I mentioned that I consider my quest to understand the current economic crisis as a form of continuing education. This reminded me that it's been quite awhile since I've posted my recommended reading/listening/viewing list. So here are just a few of the resources that have helped me make a little sense of the madness.

Books & Articles

Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America's Addiction to Debt
by Robert D. Manning

The New Road to Serfdom: An Illustrated Guide to the Coming Real Estate Collapse
by Economist Michael Hudson
a downloadable pdf file

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Hochschild, Shara Kay (Editor)

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalismby Naomi Klein

Movies / DVDs

In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Burst
by Danny Schechter

Maxed Out
by James Scurlock

The Corporation
a documentary by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan
based on the book, "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Power"


Demos a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization

Center for Responsible Lending

The Center for Public Intergrity

I knew that I would forget one that I really wanted to include.

The Economic Policy Institute




Bill Moyers Journal

Democracy Now

You can also check out my advocacy blog, Get the Facts & Get Involved, my blogroll and all of the very informed people that I follow on Twitter.

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Saying No One Saw This Coming Just Doesn't Ring True - Part II

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