As we start talking about Global Financial Crisis issues in 427, here is a review of two crisis books. The review, by Gary Gorton, is worth a read. Prof. Gorton is at the Wharton School from where he went on leave to work for AIG financial products. There are also some videos here that lay it all out clearly. There are others in various places on my site as well.
Also came across this Open Yale university financial markets course that is mostly taught by famous people. Depressing for me, while they may or may not say it better, they say it with more credibility. Nevertheless, it is definitely uplifting for you all.