Michael Lewis–The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine–Videos

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“…The New York Times Book Review – Daniel Gross
Since his first book, the autobiographical Liar’s Poker, Lewis has tackled big, engaging stories…by finding and developing characters whose personal narratives reveal a larger truth. He’s done it again. The story of the crash is, overwhelmingly, a tale of failure. But Lewis managed to find quirky investors who minted fortunes by making unpopular, calculated bets on a financial meltdown. Ditching the aloof irony of his earliest works, he constructs a story that is funny, incisive, profanity-laced and illuminating—full of difficult-to-like underdogs whose vindication and enrichment we end up cheering.

The Washington Post – Steven Pearlstein
If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis’s, The Big Short…What’s so delightful about Lewis’s writing is how deftly he explains and demystifies how things really work on Wall Street, even while creating a compelling narrative and introducing us to a cast of fascinating, all-too-human characters…The Big Short manages to give us the truest picture yet of what went wrong on Wall Street—and why. At times, it reads like a morality play, at other times like a modern-day farce. But as with any good play, its value lies in the way it reveals character and motive and explores the cultural context in which the plot unfolds. …”

Barnes & Noble

Q&A: Michael Lewis

 

Michael Lewis on ABC News Radio

WATCH Michael Lewis Explains The Wall Street Collapse As A Story Of ‘Mass Delusion’

Extra: Is Wall Street Overpaid?

Author Lewis Says Wall Street Is `Making America Worse’

Michael Lewis Tackles the Mortgage Crisis in ‘The Big Short’

While I strongly recommend reading The Big Short, the book simply does not address the role of Congress, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Reserve, and both political parties played in creating the worst financial crisis in the history of the United States and the world.

 Government interventions in the economy are the primary causes of this financial crisis and could result in one of the worst depressions in the United States and the world.

I would follow-up The Big Short by reading the books of Thomas Sowell, Thomas E. Woods, Peter Schiff, Robert Higgs, and Ron Paul:

Thomas Sowell – The Housing Boom and Bust

Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust

Meltdown | Thomas E Woods, Jr.

Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One | Peter Schiff

The Great Depression and the Current Recession [Robert Higgs] 

End the Fed | Ron Paul

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

Charlie Rose – Michael Lewis

Charlie Rose – Michael Lewis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch8orSDbPn0&feature=related

Fareed Interviews Michael Lewis on GPS (Part 1 of 2)

Fareed Interviews Michael Lewis on GPS (Part 2 of 2)


 

Michael Lewis

“…Michael Lewis (born 1960) is an American contemporary non-fiction author and financial journalist. His bestselling books include The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, Panic and Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood. He is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lewis_(author)

Birnbaum v. Michael Lewis

http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/personalities/birnbaum_v_michael_lewis.php

Authors@Google: Michael Lewis

Authors@Google: Michael Lewis

Authors@Google: Michael Lewis

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