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The fifth risk : undoing democracy

Author: Michael Lewis; Victor Bevine
Publisher: [London] : Allen Lane, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, read by Victor Bevine. The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing. People  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lewis; Victor Bevine
ISBN: 9780241379554 0241379555
OCLC Number: 1084470211
Performer(s): Read by Victor Bevine.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (05 hr., 13 min., 39 sec.))
Responsibility: Michael Lewis.

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, read by Victor Bevine. The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing. People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events. It steps in where private investment fears to tread, innovates and creates knowledge, assesses extreme long-term risk. And now, government is under attack. By its own leaders. In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the destruction of a country's fabric. All of this, Lewis shows, exposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all. It is what you never learned that might have saved you.

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A page turner ... Lewis's most ambitious and important book. * The New York Times Book Review * The best part of The Fifth Risk is the evidence Lewis can add to the pile ... Lewis is a master of Read more...

 
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