In this seminar will study two chapters of Mirowski’s book Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste. Copies were sent to you.
You will find it helpful to recall the basics of the financial crisis 2007-2009. This will help you contextualize chapter 5 in particular. There is a decent briefing in The Economist, see eg http://www.economist.com/news/schoolsbrief/21584534-effects-financial-crisis-are-still-being-felt-five-years-article. The EUI has an institutional subscription to The Economist.