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The Big Short

The Big Short

Author: Michael Lewis

Year Published: 2010

Description: In The Big Short—a sequel to his bestselling and semi-autobiographical Liar's Poker—financial journalist and former Wall Street bond salesman Michael Lewis delves into the origins of the obscure bond and real estate derivative markets that created the housing and credit bubble that ultimately caused the economic crisis of 2007-2008. With trademark dark humor, he also portrays the unconventional personalities of the individuals involved in the crash's biggest losses as well as those who predicted and actually profited from it by betting against the grain.

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'What are the odds that people will make smart decisions about money if they don't need to make smart decisions--if they can get rich making dumb decisions? The incentives on Wall Street were all wrong; they're still all wrong.'

The Big Short

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