The recession through literature:
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (swivel-eyed hate literature for the more mentalist sections of the ruling class)
Vince Cable's Booky Wook (pointless and point-missing 'neutral' analysis of a crisis that makes us all partisans).
What the fuck? Is this really the best choice that Newsnight wants to present us with?
Here's a few alternatives:
The Great Crash, 1929 - JK Galbraith
The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein
The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx - Alex Callinicos
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels
Armed Madhouse - Greg Palast
The Fountain at the Centre of the World - Robert Newman
A People's History of the World - Chris Harman
Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond
And if you must indulge in swivel-eyed cult leaders with a Messiah complex, try this one...
Maybe someone reads this and would like to put a few recommendations of their own? What would you recommend to help get a grip on this blasted crisis?