I've lost count of the books which claim to give a history of how this economic crisis unfolded. But what if it isn't all about finance, interest rates and derivatives? What if the underlying cause of the crisis is something bigger and unacknowledged?
Check out The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. This book focuses on the economic implications of advancing technology and argues that we are likely to end up with even more severe unemployment as machines and computers become capable of doing most routine jobs. This is an issue that is just now beginning to get on the radar, but it will be of critical importance in the coming decades. It also gives new insights into the current economic crisis. The book offers some unique ideas and perspectives that you won't find elsewhere, and is one of a very few books that really tries to envision the economics of the future.