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The Resource Boomerang : the meltdown tour, Michael Lewis

Boomerang : the meltdown tour, Michael Lewis

Label
Boomerang : the meltdown tour
Title
Boomerang
Title remainder
the meltdown tour
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really? Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius. The 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 pi䮡ta stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack. The Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The Germans wanted to be even more German. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hilarious. He also turns a merciless eye on America: on California, the epicentre of world consumption, where we see that a final reckoning awaits the most avaricious of nations too. This is the ultimate book of our times. It's time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we're doing it
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Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
330.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • United States
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
Boomerang : the meltdown tour, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047946957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 213 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846144844
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Boomerang : the meltdown tour, Michael Lewis
Publication
Control code
000047946957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 213 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846144844
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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