The Resource Boomerang

Boomerang

Label
Boomerang
Title
Boomerang
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'A highly enjoyable exercise in financial disaster tourism... politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight' Robert Harris, The TimesIn this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies, showing how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't.'Chock-full of extraordinary characters, amusing anecdotes and shocking insights' Observer'A tour de force... All those questions you've half-asked yourself: nowhere else will you find them answered with such incisive wit or terrifying clarity' Mail on Sunday
Summary
Lewis offers a scathing assessment of fiscal blunders in foreign lands--and details how economic repercussions are sure to be felt on American soil. Financial bubbles grew--and burst--not only in the U.S. but in countries as diverse as Iceland, Germany, and Greece. Mixing humor with prescient insight, Lewis depicts a precarious situation that demands listeners' attention
Writing style
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385778
Cataloging source
BT
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Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
330
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Business
  • Management
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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travels in the new third world
Label
Boomerang
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:24ee5ab9-5409-4ec8-a0ff-6197c44ccf9c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141970479
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Boomerang
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:24ee5ab9-5409-4ec8-a0ff-6197c44ccf9c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141970479
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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