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Reading Up On The Financial Crisis

Over Thanksgiving, I finally got to reading the latest edition of Foreign Affairs. I'm a huge fan and enough of a nerd that I'm giving a subscription as a holiday gift to a few family and friends. Anyway....

The magazine has a suggested list of the best recent articles and books on the financial crisis. Among the suggestions:

Recent articles:

"The Long Climb: A Special Report on the World Economy." By Simon Cox. Economist, October 3, 2009

"The Origins of the Financial Crisis." By Martin Neil Baily, Robert E. Litan, and Matthew S. Johnson. Initiative on Business and Public Policy at Brookings

The books:

"In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic: How the Federal Reserve Became the Fourth Branch of Government," By David Wessel, the terrific Wall Street Journal economics writer.

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Market Meltdown. By James R. Barth and John Wiley

Bonus: For Foreign Affairs subscribers, there's a good cover story by Peterson Institute for International Economics director, C. Fred Bergsten, on why Washington must embrace lower deficits, balance the budget and support a falling dollar -- or risk another crisis.