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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

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The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, ... Show synopsis

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  • Back in the U. S. of A. Oct 18, 2012
    by schlossstein@gmail.com

    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.

  • Boomerang will make your head spin Nov 25, 2011
    by Rory C

    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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