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September 6, 2009

The Washington Post staff share their picks for reading around the Web.

How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

The New York Times | Where did the economics profession go wrong in the lead-up to the crisis, and how can it gain its footing again? Paul Krugman has a tour-de-force exposition.

Henry Paulson’s Longest Night

Vanity Fair | As the financial crisis swirled through 2008, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson was talking to Todd Purdum, giving him a real-time view of his thinking, embargoed until Paulson left office.

By Sarah Halzack  |  September 8, 2009; 11:25 AM ET
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The aircraft companies produced better mechanics in weeks than the schools could produce in years. That's how to win a war. Wall Street guys are handicapped. Go home. The devout are liabilities. Show me somebody with no vices and I'll show you somebody with no virtue. That is proven. You got rich screwing the Country and a big book deal. Military science saves lives and christian science is murder.

Posted by: Dermitt | September 9, 2009 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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