Dharmesh Ramesh Patel (Pune): The Political Economy of Financial Crisis. John Diamondopoulos (Birkbeck): To What Extent are Financial Crises Comparable and Thus Predictable? Mark Hannam (London): The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009: A Sketch of a Credible Explanation. Robert Skidelsky (Warwick): Keynes, Hobson, Marx. From Vox, George Akerlof on the cat in the tree and further observations: Rethinking macroeconomic policy; Olivier Blanchard on rethinking macroeconomic policy; Joseph Stiglitz on the lessons of the North Atlantic crisis for economic theory and policy; and David Romer on preventing the next catastrophe: Where do we stand? How the case for austerity has crumbled: Paul Krugman reviews The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire by Neil Irwin; Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth; and The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David Stockman (and more and more).