Paul Mason, Verso; £7.99
Hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde is quoted in Meltdown: "I was in this game for the money. The low hanging fruit, ie idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale, and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking. These people...rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman...making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God bless America."