There have been a landslide of books released within the last few years about finance. Here’s a list of many:

Chasing Goldman Sachs by Suzanne McGee
13 Bankers by Simon Johnson
Bailout by Neil Barofsky

Bailout Nation by Barry Ritholtz
Bull By The Horns by Sheila Bair
The Payoff by Jeff Conaughton
The Bankers’ New Clothes by Anat Admati and Marin Hellwig
ECONned by Yves Smith
Capital Offense by Michael Hirsh
The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One by William L. Black
The Great American Stickup by Robert Scheer
Fool’s Gold by Gillian Tett
Money and Power by William D. Cohan
The Looting of America by Les Leopold
The Monster by Michael W. Hudson
Finance Capitalism and its Discontents by Michael Hudson
The Finance Curse by Nicholas Shaxson and John Christensen
Infectious Greed by Frank Partnoy
The Death of Corporate Reputation by Jonathan Macey
In Bed with Wall Street by Larry Doyle
The Greed Merchants by Philip Augar
With Justice and Liberty for Some by Glenn Greenwald
Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed
The Buy Side by Turney Duff
The Seven Sins of Wall Street by Bob Ivry
Young Money Kevin Roose
All the Devils Are Here by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera
Reckless Endangerment by Gretchen Morgenson
The Sellout by Charles Gasparino

Here are other books of interest:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Free PDF) by David Graeber

Beyond Outrage by Robert Reich

The 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Weapons of Math Destruction by our own Cathy O’Neil

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While not adhered to by all us AltBankers, the group has a considerable interest in an alternative, but ascending, school of economics knows as Modern Monetary Theory.  Here is a link to a book about it, Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economic Policy; and an excerpt from the book jacket:

“Warren Mosler identifies and debunks seven entrenched ideas keeping the economy in a downward trajectory. In this … book, he exposes commonly-held beliefs, such as ‘deficits leave the debt burden to our children’ and ‘Social Security is broken,’ to be economic myths. In addition to correcting these mindsets, Mosler promotes the restoration of the American economy with practical and feasible proposals. Along the way, he explains the operational realities of the monetary system in clear, down-to-earth language”–Book jacket.”


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