This is a must read to help understand and or solidify your idea of what actually happened and why the financial institutions that were involved in the melt down in 2009 came under attack from the government.
It is eye opening and extremely informative - this article is a little long and a little in the weeds, but still well worth your time if are interested on the facts and wherefores of our past financial debacle and why we are still fighting to get a grip on the aftermath of that crisis.
The Financial Crisis: Causes, Recollections and the Aftermath
Through his experience as a former official with the Office of Thrift Supervision, C.K. Lee talks about the financial crisis: