For those who want to learn what was going on in the early days of current financial turmoil, the latest Journal of Economic Perspective, Vol 23, No.1, Winter, 2009 has the symposium on it. All papers look interesting and important. Also, a paper by John Taylor (the economist, the Taylor's rule; not that guy of Duran-duran), A Black Swan in the Money Market is worth to look at.
The JEP articles are for subscribers only, but thanks to google scholar, you can get some un-gated version of them. Or, you can come to our cafe, it's on the shelf next to the Rolling Stone and Superman comics.
HT: Garett Jones