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The CDOs That Destroyed AIG: The Big Short Doesn't Quite Reveal What They Knew and When They Knew It

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

It's been eighteen months since AIG collapsed, and Congress has yet to seriously focus on the most important questions: What did they know and when did they know it?

Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Betting (Right) on Armageddon

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathryn Schulz

You could argue that The Big Short is about a lot of different things. But I read it as a story about the social, personal, and intellectual conditions that can produce dazzling rightness or staggering wrongness.

Michael Lewis: Wall Street Collapse A Story Of 'Mass Delusion' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It may be tempting to think Wall Street is full of criminals who got off easy during the financial crisis. But bestselling author Michael Lewis cau...

Michael Lewis 60 Minutes Interview: Wall Street Bonuses 'A Very Elegant Form Of Theft' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis, author of one of the defining books about Wall Street excess, "Liar's Poker," told 60 Minutes that bonuses at banks bailed out by the g...

We're All in This Together

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

It saddens me that we have learned so little from the meltdown. It astonishes me that CEOs of large companies don't see that paying themselves millions of dollars while laying off thousands

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alicia Whitaker

"...the powers that be might step in at any time to prevent individual American subprime mortgage borrowers from failing. The powers that be never did...

Michael Lewis' New Book, 'The Big Short,' Likley 'The Single Best Piece Of Financial Journalism Ever Written': Felix Salmon

The Big Short | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis' 'The Big Short,' Felix Salmon writes, "is not the story of the crisis, as the crisis is commonly understood." "Instead, Lewis has foun...

Goldman Was Wrong, Despite the Excuses

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Goldman Sachs has an inherent conflict of interest in that it serves both its proprietary capital and its customers. When those interests are competing, the firm faces a moral dilemma.

"Geekfest" Draws an A-List Crowd in Beantown

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Can an institute of higher learning like MIT find a way to create that Davos-like event for the sports industry on a global basis?

Michael Burry: The Unlikely Billionaire Investor In Michael Lewis's Latest Book

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his new book, "The Big Short" -- excerpted in the latest Vanity Fair -- Michael Lewis profiles the value investor who foresaw the mortgage meltdown...

'Blind Side' Couple To Write Book

The New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The spirit of generosity encouraged by the hit movie "The Blind Side" is continuing to pay dividends to the real-life couple depicted in it, who will ...

The American Nightmare

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Fishman

Of all the misdeeds carried out on the southern tip of Manhattan over the last decade, perhaps Wall Street's greatest fraud was to arrogate the very meaning of the American Dream.

"The Blind Side's" 20-20 Vision

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Glickman

The Blind Side leaves you with an infectious desire to not turn a blind eye, but rather to do something that matters in your own community.

Morgan Stanley CEO Calls for More Regulation of Wall Street at Vanity Fair-Bloomberg Event

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katya Wachtel

Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack was cheekily ambushed by Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan Wednesday night.

Rewarding Failure: Banks Set To Offer Record Bonuses

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

The future of the US is in a deep pile of dirty diapers if we willingly and knowingly continue to destroy capitalism by rewarding the behavior of failures.

Q&A with Michael Lewis (Part 1): The Rules of the Game Were Totally Screwed Up

Terrence McNally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terrence McNally

I recently interviewed author Michael Lewis about his new book, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, and the financial meltdown and the bailout.

Michael Lewis Takes On Goldman Sachs | Michael Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

July 28 (Bloomberg) -- From the moment I left Yale and started working for Goldman Sachs, I've felt uneasy interacting with those who don't. It's n...

Michael Lewis On The Man Who Brought Down AIG | Michael Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost a year after A.I.G.'s collapse, despite a tidal wave of outrage, there still has been no clear explanation of what toppled the insurance giant....

Michael Lewis Attacks Goldman Sachs, Wall St.'s Political Influence (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan MCCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball and Liar's Poker appeared in front of Hudson Union Society earlier this month. He spoke for about an hour, and ...

Michael Lewis Discusses Bank Bailout, Slams Ratings Agencies On Rachel Maddow Show (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker," the fabled book about Wall Street in the '80s, appeared on "The Rachel Maddow Show" tonight to promote his la...

Michael Lewis: Wall Street Made This Mess And Is Making Fortune Cleaning It Up (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis, the former Salomon Brothers trader who wrote "Liar's Poker" about the excesses of Wall Street during the 1980s, delivered a devastating...

Michael Lewis on Warren Buffett

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The irony of Buffett is that his talent and his will are unfathomable, but his flaws are not. The one thing we can truly understand about him is the part of him that's just like the rest of us.

Vanity Fair Article Draws Outcries From Iceland

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maybe Icelanders did not appreciate being depicted as "mousy-haired and lumpy." Maybe they did not want their folklore about elves to be reprinted in ...

Why Michael Lewis Is "The Best Business Journalist In The Country"

The Big Money | Chadwick Matlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Put simply, this financial crisis has solidified Michael Lewis' position as America's money laureate. And it's not just because he happened--as some c...

Michael Lewis, David Einhorn: Close Revolving Door Between SEC And Wall Street

New York Times | Michael Lewis and David Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are...a handful of...perfectly obvious changes in the financial system to be made, to prevent some version of what has happened from happening a...