Boomerang Travels In The New Third World

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780393082241
Rating 3.5/5 from 30 reviews
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“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes 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.

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14

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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2007-09-17

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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-10-17

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02

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  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009

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  • Author : Anthony Downs,Urban Land Institute
  • Publisher : Urban Land Inst
  • Release Date : 2009

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Panic
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29

Is it possible for an investment to be good for a firm's profitability without also being good for the environment, employees, or community? Bolton connects these seemingly disparate ideas to show how to incorporate economic costs, benefits, cash flows, and risks into the evaluation of any type of investment.

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  • Author : Fredrik Härén
  • Publisher : interesting.org
  • Release Date : 2010-08

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

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  • Author : Diana B. Henriques
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2005-04-17

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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2005-03-14

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