financial-crisis

Bernanke: Why the 2008 crisis was a lot like the Panic of 1907

The Fed chairman took on the historical parallels to crises of the past in a panel discussion.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 8, 2013

AIG CEO: Anger over AIG bonuses ‘just as bad’ as lynchings

At least he didn't compare it to Nazi Germany.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 24, 2013

What I saw at the financial crisis

A financial writer's eye view of the crisis that began five years ago this weekend.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 15, 2013

What we get wrong when we talk about ‘the financial crisis’

The focus on Lehman obscures the fact that there were really three crises -- and biases the conversation about financial reform.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Sep 14, 2013

This is how everyone’s been doing since the financial crisis

Some sectors have done quite well. The typical American household hasn't.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 13, 2013

Five years after the crisis, these 13 charts show what’s fixed and what isn’t.

The Treasury view (and more) on how we're doing since the end of the financial crisis.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 11, 2013

Does Dodd-Frank work? We asked 16 experts to find out

Fans and skeptics weigh in on how the implementation of the landmark financial regulation law is going.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jul 20, 2013

It’s possible America learned nothing from the financial crisis

Borrowers are looking for riskier mortgages and breaking out their credit cards. That could be a very bad thing.

Everyone hates TARP and the stimulus. Alan Blinder thinks everyone’s wrong.

The Princeton economist discusses how the economy blew up, how we put it back together, and how to prevent it all from happening again.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 23, 2013

How one private forecaster is beating the government at tracking job growth

Private forecasters don't usually produce better data than the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But since the financial crisis hit, one forecaster has beaten the BLS on its own turf.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 9, 2012

Does this graph prove the recovery has been impressive, after all?

The "financial crisis" part of our financial crisis was very much in line with the other crises on this chart, and perhaps even a bit worse. Housing prices fell even further than the average. But the damage to the real economy was less than one would've expected from past experience.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 25, 2012