The role of finance in the 2008 crisis and subsequent recession is analysed by Makers and Takers (2016). The slates trace the history of lax regulation and blurred borders between commercial and investment banking from the Great Depression onwards, while at the same time stressing the role of banks, companies and politicians in the crisis. They also recommend steps that the influential should take to launch change.
Rana Foroohar is a global economic analyst at CNN and a Time magazine business columnist. She is also a regular BBC, NPR and CBS commentator.