To Have is To Owe by David Graeber – A lot of people have little understanding of what money really is – if you want to find out, this classic article is the place to start.
Three great articles about the financial crisis by Michael Lewis – The world’s top financial reporter heads to Greece, Iceland and Ireland to find out how the credit crisis changed the world.
Jonathan Lebed’s Extracurricular Activities by Michael Lewis – Another classic Lewis piece about how a 15-year-old became the first ever minor to face prosecution for stock market fraud.
The Great American Bubble Machine by Matt Taibbi – “The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”
The $20 Theory of the Universe by Tom Chiarella – A beginner’s guide to bribery. Find out just how far greasing people’s palms with a $20 bill can get you.
Why the Poor Pay More by DeNeen L. Brown – “The poorer you are, the more things cost. More in money, time, hassle, exhaustion, menace. A primer on the economics of poverty.”
Inconspicuous Consumption by Virgina Postrel – What do the things you spend your money on say about you?
Is Free the Future by Malcolm Gladwell – The author asks whether the internet will make paying money for stuff a thing of the past.