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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

6 Ratings: 4.2
A book by Michael Lewis

Although Lewis is perhaps best known for his sports-related nonfiction (includingThe Blind Side), his first book was the autobiographicalLiar's Poker, in which he chronicled his disillusionment as a young gun on Wall Street in the greed is good 1980s. … see full wiki

Author: Michael Lewis
Genre: Business & Investing
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
3 reviews about The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
review by . October 16, 2010
My innocence and belief in the foundations of free-market capitalism has slowly eroded over the last decade, starting with the implosion of Enron (where I worked) to the financial crisis we currently find ourselves in. Michael Lewis's book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine continues that trend and shaved a few more layers off of my trust of government and corporations, specifically financial institutions. Bottom line... greed is rampant, and there is no accountability left out there.   …
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2010
Entertaining and Informative Review of the recent market crash.
review by . May 12, 2010
Michael Lewis is one of the most gifted and entertaining writers today - anyone who has read his reputation-forming Liar's Poker will know this (if you haven't, and you aspire to a career in finance, you should), but his subsequent offerings, particularly the singularly brilliant Moneyball have also been outstanding. He distinguishes himself from his peers firstly by his thorough insider's understanding of how, when and why finance works (and by extension how, when and why it doesn't) but also a …
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