The BBC’s got a series of programmes running this month on the various effects and lessons learned since the recession began.
I found their statistical information and data particularly interesting, because the idea that numbers speak louder than words is abundantly clear here. Have a look. Sit down when you do.
The Cost of the Financial Meltdown: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8214272.stm
Follow the Money: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8249411.stm
G20 Economic Summit Snapshot: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/business/2009/g20/7897719.stm
More analysis to follow, but the figures here are staggering.