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Mar 11

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Posted by abiao at 20:28 | Review | Comments(0) | Reads(4825)
Most of us have read the book Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street, one of the books that define Wall Street during the 1980s and are highly recommened by many people in academia and industry, where the author Michael Lewis described his experiences as a bond salesman in a humon sense. I just got to know today from a friend of mine recommending a new book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine , as described:
A brilliant account—character-rich and darkly humorous—of how the U.S. economy was driven over the cliff. Truth really is stranger than fiction. Who better than the author of the signature bestseller Liar’s Poker to explain how the event we were told was impossible—the free fall of the American economy—finally occurred; how the things that we wanted, like ridiculously easy money and greatly expanded home ownership, were vehicles for that crash; and how shareholder demand for profit forced investment executives to eat the forbidden fruit of toxic derivatives.


I don't know, considering the high quality of Liar's Pocker, it may be worth reading. I pre-ordered just now at Amazon, if you also want a bed reading book, order one at only $15.09 at Amazon to be released on March 15, 2010. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.



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