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As Pogo once said "We have met the enemy and he is us." The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pi�ata 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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    Strong start... Weak finish

    Great book throughout but the last chapter about American municipalities was weak

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    Interesting but perhaps glib

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    Boomerang

    Terrific read. Informative but deals with a serious subject (international financial meltdown) with a light and amusing touch.

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    An informing read.

    This is a nice and interesting way to learn more about what occurred behind the scenes in 2008. His wit and humour make this an easy read.

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    Boomerang

    Michael Lewis always makes you thing . Greece,Ireland, USA all share in the economic meltdown. Not all of us want more for less

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