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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

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  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (2011)
    by Michael Lewis

    Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2011
    English
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    224 pages

    ISBN: 0393081818
    ISBN-13: 9780393081817

    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 ... Show more

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schlossstein@gmail.com

Back in the U. S. of A.

by schlossstein@gmail.com on Oct 18, 2012

Lewis treats a serious subject with his familiar humor, but be not misled: financial problems overseas in the Eurozone stemming from the excesses of Wall Street that were so ably chronicled by Lewis in his previous book, The Big Short, may "boomerang" back to bite us in the butt. At particular risk are American cities and states that invested in some of the crappy products Wall Street created and have created unsustainable budget deficits themselves.

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Rory C

Boomerang will make your head spin

by Rory C on Nov 25, 2011

A truly frightening case study of how we got up the preverbal creek and how much deeper it will get and how much more it will smell! I'm now looking for a paddle!

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