Monday, October 06, 2008


Do you feel overwhelmed in trying to understand the most significant economic blunder in American history since the Great Depression? Would you like to have more of a sense of how this continually unfolding man-made disaster affects you personally? Have we reached bottom? Will the $700 billion bailout by the Federal Government instill confidence in the banking system? Was it a good idea? Were there alternatives? Do you catch yourself staring off into space at the mention of mortgage backed securities, commercial paper, or credit default swaps? Fortunately for us, the producers of "This American Life" have put together a very well organized, concise, and easily understandable explanation of this crisis entitled, 365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy. Also fortunately for us, the Austin Public Library subscribes to a variety of publications and databases to help keep the public informed about an event that will impact generations of individuals globally for years to come, and will influence the public policy of many governments, as well as serve as a case study for future economists and business people. I've listed some avenues of exploration below.

Serial Publications:
Business Week
The Economist
Harvard Business Review
Investor's Business Daily Inc.

Business and Investment
Newspapers and Current Events

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