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Boomerang : Travels in the New Third World
by Michael Lewis


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Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.
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Overview

Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780393081817
  • ISBN-10: 0393081818
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.48 x 5.86 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.87 pounds


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