- This American Life episode 355, 5/29/08, "The Giant Pool of Money"
- This American Life episode 363, 9/12/08, "Enforcers," specifically the "Now You SEC Me, Now You Don't" segment
- Today's Freakonomics Column in the New York Times (You might have to register)
The "Giant Pool of Money" is TAL's all-time most popular broadcast/podcast. I've listened to it about 10 times since it aired. It offers a wealth of information and an excellent foundation from which to understand the current crisis. If you heard McCain talk about naked short selling yesterday, or if the phrase intrigues you, "Now You SEC Me, Now You Don't" will be illuminating.
More links to helpful info to come.