Tonight, Book TV looks at the 2008 financial collapse and the role of personal finance "gurus," market regulation and "pure capitalism."
From Book TV's After Words: Helaine Olen, author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry," claims that the products and services of personal finance "gurus" often fail to meet consumers' expectations (8pm ET).
In "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope," John Allison argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 collapse and says that to improve the economy we need to adopt pure free market policies (9pm ET).
Offering a different perspective, Alan Blinder says government intervention, especially unprecedented intervention by the Fed, kept the crisis from being far worse. His book is "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the World Ahead" (10pm ET).