(222 pages, $14.95 paperback, 2011, ISBN 978-1607462941) by Peter Ressler and Monika Mitchell, published by Fast Pencil, Inc.
The subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, and the Great Recession that followed, are part of a system that belongs to everyone: Wall Street to Main Street to Washington, DC. This book tells the stories of people working in financial services whose lives were affected by the crisis, personally and professionally. It is based on conversations with traders, investment bankers, analysts, and senior management. It shows how our capitalist system works, with possible solutions to make it work better.