Dr. Russell Roberts at George Mason University (the finest economic hub in the country) has written a delightful piece on the real causes of the financial crisis.  The observation that greed and stupidity do not help to explain the crisis since greed and stupidity have...

Alan Greenberg's book, The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns, may be the most totally avoidable book on the financial crisis that has yet come out, and is certainly the biggest exception to my rule regarding "only reviewing the credible books".  This book is not...

I am not kidding that through the first 120 pages or so of Barry Ritholtz's Bailout Nation, I was feeling like I may have a new favorite book in this project I have embarked upon regarding the financial crisis of 2008.  By the time the...

Just when you thought you couldn't stand another 450-page epic about the financial crisis of 2008, not only does another come along that manages to get 450 pages written about it, but it manages to get 450 pages all in just covering one company (well, technically,...

I was skeptical when I heard that Bethany McLean had a book coming out about the financial crisis.  McLean made a name for herself with her cartoonish book and film documentary about Enron, The Smartest Guys in the Room.  And while society seems to get...

Scott Patterson has done what many people would think is impossible: He wrote a 300+ page book about leading Ph.D holding mathematicians who specialize in quantitative and computational finance, and he made it fascinating.  In fact, it was such a fun read for me, I...

There is no subject that invokes as much passion in me as that of a Christian's interaction with culture.  I was raised to believe that "God is in the universe business" (thank you, dad), and I spend the bulk of my extra-curricular time exploring ways...