As a (alleged) grown-up, my only regret about my education is that I didn’t make more effort to learn about economics. It was just so boring. But I wish I understood more of the underpinnings of the current financial crisis, and it’s possible outcomes, both here and abroad. So I am currently trying to redress my ignorance by reading And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street’s Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to its Knees, by David Faber. The title is a bit sensationalist for my tastes – though it did its job by attracting my interest! – we’ll see how the book as a whole turns out.