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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." In this book the author 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, he depicts a precarious situation that demands attention. 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 pianata 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. This investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so 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, D.C., 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.9/0511
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB3717 2008
LC item number
.L49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface:
  • 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
Control code
ocn668194868
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 213 pages
Isbn
9781620905128
Lccn
2011028241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)668194868
Label
Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface:
  • 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
Control code
ocn668194868
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 213 pages
Isbn
9781620905128
Lccn
2011028241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)668194868

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