I am currently reading ‘Debt: The First 5000 Years’ which is good but just had a really odd description of communism included that threw me for a loop.
I’d recommend anyone read Liar’s Poker and the Big Short by Michael Lewis. Liars Poker is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and is also very informative about the sorts of ways financial instruments were created. The Big Short is also very good, I would recommend reading even if you’ve seen the film because some key things are changed.
I found the below podcast last year which is about various economic collapses of the 20th and 21st century. A big caveat is that it’s hosted by a bunch of men who work for an investment firm (I think one of their dads owns the place lol). They do a pretty good job of going over the basics of some scandals though
I also read the Theranos book, ‘Bad Blood’ which was alternatively funny and completely grim. I would recommend
Also, the book ‘When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management’ is very good. The failure of that fund is sort of the set up for 2008 and the idea of ‘too big to fail’. Domino also have an episode about this