From the Atlantic here, comes this piece that recaps what lessons if any were learned from this period. It talks about not requiring banks to have skin in the securitization game, about technology risk and generally echoes some of what I have said in class.
And moving on up is SDSU, now 14th in the US news ranking of up and coming schools (here). Among the things influencing the ranking improvement is: a) the amount of private donations has increased; b) high retention and graduation rates; c) students graduate with the least amount of debt; d) ethnic diversity. The last one is a feature of our fair state is it not. And surely, going to college for an education is about more than graduating without debt?