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 mean for 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.
In 2008, the housing market collapsed and changed the way we live. For a year, Marketplace has been reporting on how the financial crisis shaped America in 2018. These are our findings on housing.
Did saving the financial system break the political system?
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.