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The big short : inside the doomsday machine

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines the causes of the U.S. stock market crash of 2008 and its relation to overpriced real estate, bad mortgages, shareholder demand for excessive profits, and the growth of toxic derivatives.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lewis
ISBN: 9780393338829 0393338827 9780393353150 039335315X
OCLC Number: 658581702
Notes: "With a new afterword"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 291 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A secret origin story --
In the land of the blind --
"How can a guy who can't speak English lie?" --
How to harvest a migrant worker --
Accidental capitalists --
Spider-man at the Venetian --
The great treasure hunt --
The long quiet --
A death of interest --
Two men in a boat.
Responsibility: Michael Lewis.

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The author examines the causes of the U.S. stock market crash of 2008 and its relation to overpriced real estate, bad mortgages, shareholder demand for excessive profits, and the growth of toxic derivatives.

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