Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (by Michael Lewis)


Author(s): Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date: 2012-09-04
ISBN-10: 9780393343
ISBN-13: 9780393343441
Language: English
Description:
“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… more…

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