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 38 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Fifth Risk written by Michael Lewis which was release on 02 October 2018, this book published by W. W. Norton & Company. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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: ...

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  • Author : Sarah Fields
  • 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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The Fifth Risk  by Michael Lewis                      Conversation Starters
  • Author : dailyBooks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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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 : 224
  • 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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  • Author : Swift Reads
  • Publisher : Swift Reads
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Total pages : 33
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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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 ...

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-06-07
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the ...

Is Volatility the Fifth Risk Factor

Is Volatility the Fifth Risk Factor
  • Author : Nick Galli,Paul Söderlind
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : Diese Arbeit untersucht die Beziehung zwischen (totaler bzw. idiosynkratischer) Volatilität und erwarteter Rendite für den europäische Aktienmarkt (Euro-area). Darüber hinaus entwickle ich eine Ausweitung von Carharts Vier-Faktoren-Modell. Ich betrachte die folgenden "factor-mimicking" Portfolios: MKT (Marktrendite minus risk-free rate), SMB (small-cap stocks minus big-cap stocks), HML (high ...

Next The Future Just Happened

Next  The Future Just Happened
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2002-05-17
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : The author of Liar's Poker and The Next New Thing explains the Internet's role in how people live, work, and think, identifying a status revolution in which individuals are key players, and offers a forecast of future implications of this technological revolution on human society. Reprint. 55,000 first printing....

The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine movie tie in

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 ...

Flash Boys

Flash Boys
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : 'The greatest story of our age ... Be very afraid' John Arlidge, Sunday Times Michael Lewis's epic bestseller tells the outrageous story of the multi-millionaires and whizz kids who scammed the banking system in the blink of an eye - and the whistleblowers who tried to stop them. It's hilarious, terrifying ...

Reforming Long term Care in Europe

Reforming Long term Care in Europe
  • Author : Joan Costa-Font
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-07-25
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : The assistance given to older people to help with the essential activities of their daily lives is one of the key policy responsibilities undergoing an expansion of public converage. Given the extended life-spans of populations across Europe, this pertinent issue is now increasingly in the loop of political reform in ...

Financing Long Term Care in Europe

Financing Long Term Care in Europe
  • Author : J. Costa-Font,C. Courbage
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Total pages : 341
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : Forecasts predict that those in need of long-term care in Europe will double in the next 50 years. This book offers a full understanding of the institutional responses and mechanisms in place to finance old age and provides analysis of demand and supply factors underpinning the development of financial instruments to ...

Lake Chapala Beneath The Surface Considerations for Retiring in Mexico

Lake Chapala   Beneath The Surface   Considerations for Retiring in Mexico
  • Author : Bill Dahl
  • Publisher : Bill Dahl
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Total pages : 156
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : Considering Lake Chapala Mexico for Retirement? Read this book as part of your essential research. Author Bill Dahl goes Beneath The Surface of Lake Chapala and shares what may not be obvious in your internet research, discussions with others, and international retirement living resources. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK ...

Reforms in Long Term Care Policies in Europe

Reforms in Long Term Care Policies in Europe
  • Author : Costanzo Ranci,Emmanuele Pavolini
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-08
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : Over the last two decades, many changes have happened to the social welfare policies of various industrial countries. Citizens have seen their pensions, unemployment benefits, and general healthcare policies shrink as “belt tightening” measures are enforced. But in contrast, long-term care has seen a general growth in public financing, an ...

Panic

Panic
  • Author : Michael M. Lewis,Professor Michael Lewis, PhD
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 391
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : An analysis of five financial upheavals in recent history includes coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, the internet bubble, and the current sub-prime mortgage crisis, in an anecdotal report that reveals how public knowledge differed from what was actually taking place. 100,000 first printing....