- Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went by John Kenneth Galbraith
- The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
- Essays In Persuasion by John Maynard Keynes
This isn't light reading for anyone, even a dedicated economics nerd. Keynes and Galbraith are two of the towering figures of 20th-century economics. The General Theory is one of the landmarks of economics for all time: when you make a list, you start with Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, then a few centuries later comes General Theory.
Excellent movies, but pretty intense.