The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.


Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2011
February 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

mondejoe ,

Great account of what led to the 2008 financial crisis

Reading The Big Short for the first time in 2021 I found out it was not easy shorting the subprime mortgage bond market leading up to the financial crisis. It took guts and patience and The Big Short tells the story of those that cashed in big time. And since the market is a zero-sum game there had to have been big losers as well.

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