The Fifth Risk

Written By Michael Lewis
The Fifth Risk
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 02 October 2018
  • ISBN : 1324002654
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 39 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Fifth Risk by author: Michael Lewis which was release on 02 October 2018 and published by W. W. Norton & Company with total page 256 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: ...

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. ...

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Allen Lane
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2019-02-18
  • Total pages : 54
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : In the New York Times bestselling book The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis poses this question: "What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?" All across all government departments, the same story plays out: The Trump appointees were few and far ...

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  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : The Fifth Risk: by Michael Lewis Conversation Starters Many of the people who are working in government are highly educated, including scientists and management experts. They are the ones dealing with crucial issues such as climate change and cancer. Author Michael Lewis tells stories of how departments are being mismanaged ...

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  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Total pages : 33
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Summary : The Fifth Risk (2018) by Michael Lewis is a journalistic account of how broad swaths of the US government are being ignored or dismantled under Donald Trump’s administration. After shunning the conventions of a presidential transition, Trump and his tiny team assumed stewardship of the government without ever bothering to ...

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  • Release Date : 2019-01-07
  • Total pages : 28
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Summary : Description:The Fifth Risk (2018) by Michael Lewis is a journalistic account of how broad swaths of the US government are being ignored or dismantled under Donald Trump's administration. After shunning the conventions of a presidential transition, Trump and his tiny team assumed stewardship of the government without ever bothering to ...

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  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis Conversation StartersMany of the people who are working in government are highly educated, including scientists and management experts. They are the ones dealing with crucial issues such as climate change and cancer. Author Michael Lewis tells stories of how departments are being mismanaged by ...

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  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Total pages : 70
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Summary : The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis: Conversation Starters Many of the people who are working in government are highly educated, including scientists and management experts. They are the ones dealing with crucial issues such as climate change and cancer. Author Michael Lewis tells stories of how departments are being mismanaged ...

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : 'Will set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year 'Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the Year The phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big Short 'The ...

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The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at ...

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an ...

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-10-17
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s ...

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The Big Short  Inside the Doomsday Machine  movie tie in
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation ...

Boomerang

Boomerang
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-10-06
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : 'A highly enjoyable exercise in financial disaster tourism... politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight' Robert Harris, The Times In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies, showing how ...