Because the proverbial you-know-what did not really hit the fan until September of 2008 (with the one week period that included the fall of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and AIG), many seem to forget that in March of 2008, six full...

Low interest rates. Ascending real estate values. Deteriorating underwriting requirements. Abundant access to capital. Oblivious rating agencies. A global economy that soaked all this up. The dominoes were perfectly lined up for the greatest bubble the world has ever seen. David Faber’s new...

Below is a brief overview of my top 10 books read in 2008, and the books sitting on my pile to start off 2009 with. I am committed to 50 books for 2009 (one per week, give or take), and hope to review each...