If you want a concise, accurate, easy-to-read, fact-based (i.e. with data) accounting of how our economy got so f*cked up, go buy this book.
For extra credit, go read this one too. Yves Smith will give you an intimate look inside the world of “high finance” and how the “quants” drove our economy over a cliff. Also fact-based and chock-full-o-data.