“What this book does quite brilliantly is show that there was actually a high degree of intentionality in creating the crisis.”
Francis Fukuyama, Political Scientist
“If I had any criticism of the book, it’s that he makes it seem too obvious. It becomes mysterious how anyone could have been confused.”
Tim Harford, Economist
“Michael Lewis, to me, is the preeminent narrator of the financial crisis. He is the guy who constructs the story better than anybody else.”
Causes of the Financial Crisis
Barry Ritholtz, Fund Managers & Investor
“It tells us the difficulty markets have in correcting group think. You really have to be quite Aspergerish to take a stand against the crowd. In fact one of Lewis’s heroes, as it were, is hedge fund manager Michael Burry, who clearly had serious socialisation problems.”
Economics in the Real World
John Kay, Economist
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