I flicked at this in our discussions of Cornel West's anti-Obama broadside, but I want to strongly recommended Inside Job. The best thing I can say is that it made me value Paul Krugman even more.
There are two really bracing parts. In the first Charles Ferguson (the director) details who some of the most storied universities in the country's were complicit in the financial meltdown. The second Ferguson explains why Obama's reforms were nowhere near enough, and why the presence of Geithner and Summers were so troubling to so many people. And he does all this, while keeping the mocking of upper middle class whites and Jews at a respectable level--no mean feat, evidently.
Anyway, I'm a huge of Ferguson's. I loved No End In Sight.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.