Not the BEST account of the financial crisis, however a very interesting take on the shift in culture that have taken place on Wall Street.
The rare look inside one of the most important financial institutions in the world.
Not really. However, the key changes inside GS is nicely accounted for. However, it may be a bit narrow, due to the authors limited access to guys at the very top. It's more descriptive than offering actual explanations.
Worth using a credit on if interested in the inner workings of one of the most opaque yet influential institutions in the world. Not groundbreaking and the author seem to think very highly of Himself in se passages.
Haven't read the printed edition, but the narrator does a great job.
The characters and the way Enron was portrayed as the epitome of corporate America in the bull market.
Enrons trading culture.
The funny take on a very serious and dry subject.
The walkthrough of Iceland.
i dont know if i have.
the existing catches it.
you have to get this if you are at all interested in the financial crisis that hit us in 07/08. this story, while not exactly thorough, gives a nice overview. The best part is that Michael Lewis never fails to entertain while going through otherwise very dry stories.
The very insightful (And clearly empirically tested) political & economic thoughts presented.
its not really character driven.
ends sentences weirdly
Why the US (and maybe EU) needs a shift in the balance of power.
This book is an absolute must read. Not only does it chronicle the financial meltdown in the united states, it also carry out a comparative analysis to several emerging economy crises since the 1980's. This comparison is very relevant as the reforms imposed on these countries by the IMF (US) differ significantly from the reforms the Obama Administration managed to carry out following the meltdown of wall st.. Only time will tell if the 'Cognitive Capture' of regulators in Washington by the Wall Street school of though will lead to even more significant meltdowns in the future. This book makes the case that it will and its hard not to take notice.
One of the absolute top books
You cant stop laughing
He is just hilarious!
Everything is funny. Maybe the Wall Street part stands out a bit as being especially funny. Or the outsourcing of jobs part.
It is compelling! A very satirical analysis of the downfall of America. A lot of sharp observations taken to the extreme. Obviously not a very scientific take on the current issues, but definitely food for thought presented in a very welcoming and funny way!
Funny, brilliant, terrifying.
Steve eisman. Or maybe Michael burry. The Aspergers guy with one eye who saw the crash coming and bet his future in it even though everyone wanted him not to
Overall balanced and good.
You HAVE to get this and the also terrifyingly amazing all the devils are here by no era and McLean!
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