Today, the country is a much different place. We've fractured along many lines — economic, political and cultural. How did we get here? Why? How has the system changed How has it changed us? And what does it meanfor our future?
For the past year, Marketplace has been reporting on how the financial crisis changed America in a project called Divided Decade. Now we bring our findings to you.
This is what we learned about...
Ten years ago the economy broke and changed the way we live.
Did saving the financial system break the political system?
The work we do and the way we’re paid is different.
A decade later, everything is still on sale.
Bigger, stronger banks… and threats.
How the financial crisis changed us.
In a rare joint interview, former Sen. Chris Dodd and former Rep. Barney Frank, the lawmakers behind one of the country’s largest financial reform bills, talk about their biggest regrets during the financial crisis, why there won’t be any more bailouts and why they’re not worried about major rollbacks to Dodd-Frank.
In a historic conversation, Timothy Geithner, Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson talk about how they lost the country when they saved the economy.
How did the Great Recession change you? Tell us your story, below, or use the hashtag #HowWeChanged on Instagram. By completing this form a producer might contact you.