How to Better Understand The Crisis Without Reading One More Thing

How to Better Understand The Crisis Without Reading One More Thing!

For NSFMers who have too much to read, here is an alternative: TV interviews with leading experts about the crisis available on the web:

1. Pimco CEO Mohamed El Erian speaking in LA on how close we came to total meltdown;
2. Sachs, Roubini and Soros in public conversation on the causes of the crisis;
3. Krugman puts the current crisis in a historical perspective;
4. Stiglitz public lecture at Oxford on "Global Financial Debacle: Meeting the Challenges of Global Governance in the 21st Century";
5. Yale economists Robert Shiller (of Case-Shiller fame), John Geanakoplos, and Richard Levin (also Yale President) on the causes of the crisis;
6. Sachs and Economist writer Matthew Bishop in public discussion on causes and solutions to crisis;
7. Public discussion between Stiglitz, Naomi Klein and Hernando de Soto on the crisis;
8. Nassim Taleb and Nobel economist/psychologist Daniel Kahneman public discussion on causes and solutions to crisis;
9. Stiglitz UN speech titled "Explaining the Financial Crisis and What it Means for the Future of Global Development";
10. Sachs Franke Lecture in Economics on the housing bubble in addition to the climate bubble, poverty bubble, population bubble, water bubble;
11. Larry Summers at Brookings on the nature and causes of the economic crisis;
12. Obama's major Georgetown address on the crisis and his vision for the future.

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The information focuses on various international issues of topical interest (Global Warming, US Politics, Globalization, China, Nuclear Proliferation, Financial Crisis, etc.). The listserv is mostly made up of journalists (including 9 Pulitzer Prize winners) and academics (including four Nobel Prize winners).  Apparently there are 3 members of the Obama administration on the listserv, and many other politicians, activists, business people, NGOers, novelists and so on.

The “deal” is if you like what you get, you look out for what you think others would like to / should see.