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The Resource Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis

Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis

Label
Boomerang : travels in the new Third World
Title
Boomerang
Title remainder
travels in the new Third World
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations. - Publisher
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DLC
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Lewis, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • International finance
  • Financial crises
Label
Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The biggest short -- Wall Street on the tundra -- And they invented math -- Ireland's original sin -- The secret lives of Germans -- Too fat to fly
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 213 p.
Isbn
9780393081817
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011028241
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn668194868
  • (OCoLC)668194868
Label
Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis
Publication
Contents
The biggest short -- Wall Street on the tundra -- And they invented math -- Ireland's original sin -- The secret lives of Germans -- Too fat to fly
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 213 p.
Isbn
9780393081817
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011028241
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn668194868
  • (OCoLC)668194868

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