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ICYMI – A roundup of financial crisis retrospectives

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The 5-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy has sparked numerous retrospectives of the financial crisis (and the response to the crisis). Here are 12 of the better reads out there:

Bloomberg makes the most of some great access it got to former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

Hamilton Place Strategies dives deep on the issue of “Too Big to Fail”

Phil Angelides, the chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, counts down 5 things that must be done to prevent another crisis.

BreakingViews delivers a 5-part series on the crisis that is one of the few that includes a look back on the Northern Rock debacle.

InvestmentNews weighs in with a view from the perspective of financial advisors.

The Economist tracks the some critical changes in the finance landscape with some nifty charts.

The Brookings Institution thinks things are safer now.

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich writes at Huffington Post that we aren’t safer and calls for resurrecting Glass-Steagall.

SIFMA CEO Judd Gregg touts the recovery and strength of Main Street America.

Matthew Yglesias over at Slate fears little has been learned regarding how to handle the next crisis.

And finally … fairly flattering reviews of how the U.S. government handled the crisis are offered up by … ahem … The White House and the Treasury Department.