Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World

byMichael Lewis

Hardcover | December 15, 2018

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As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."

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 pinata 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.

Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, 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, DC, 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.
Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.
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Title:Boomerang: Travels In The New Third WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.54 X 5.74 X 0.94 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.54 X 5.74 X 0.94 inPublished:December 15, 2018Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393081818

ISBN - 13:9780393081817

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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