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
by James Scurlock
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
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.
Just How Does The Fed Have Trillions and the Government Doesn't
Caveat Emptor: Beware of Mortgage Modification Scams
Saying No One Saw This Coming Just Doesn't Ring True - Part I
Saying No One Saw This Coming Just Doesn't Ring True - Part II.