Robert Solow reviews How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy. A review of The Cost of Capitalism: Understanding Market Mayhem and Stabilizing our Economic Future by Robert Barbera. From Soundings, a series of papers on the credit crunch. From TAP, a review essay on the financial crisis. A look at how the Fed's approach to regulation left banks exposed to crisis. The Big Bank Theory: Dean Baker on how government helps financial giants get richer. An excerpt from Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable by Mark Gilbert. What caused the economic crisis? Jacob Weisberg on the 15 best explanations for the Great Recession. Jeremy Bernstein on Paul Samuelson and the obscure origins of the financial crisis. From Vanity Fair, one of the biggest disconnects on Wall Street today is between the way Goldman Sachs sees itself (they’re the smartest) and the way everyone else sees Goldman (they’re the smartest, greediest, and most dangerous). When greed is not good: Wall Street has quickly rediscovered the virtues of mammoth paychecks — why hasn't there been more financial reform? Why are we letting Wall Street off so easy? Joseph Stiglitz wants to know. Taking care of Wall Street: An interview with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. Thank you, Wall Street, may we have another? Americans are angry at the financial crisis — just not at the fat cats who caused it. Bring back Glass-Steagall: Banks that behave like hedge funds don't deserve guarantees. Trust no bankers: The financial industry has always been wrong about the dangers of regulation.

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