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The Big Short

'Anchorman' Director Leading Financial Crisis Drama

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — In a shift to drama, Adam McKay will write and direct an adaptation of Michael Lewis' financial crisis best-seller "The Big Short: T...

Writers on Writers: Jennifer Kahn Asks Michael Lewis, 'What the Hell?'

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

hat amazes me about Michael Lewis -- what has mystified and obsessed me since I first met him in a class he was teaching at UC Berkeley a decade ago -- is his confidence.

Goldman Touting Subprime Mortgages Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

Hey, girl, you can totally trust Goldman Sachs now when it suggests you should buy subprime mortgages. Not like that other time. Goldman is telling...

Man Bets A Billion Dollars That This Potential European Catastrophe Won't Happen

Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

Someone call Michael Lewis! As investors the world over are running away from all things Europe, some guy is galloping right toward it. Sure, Spai...

Michael Lewis' Prophetic 1989 Japan Disaster Piece

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Months before publishing 1989's Liar's Poker, the canonical account of life inside 1980s Wall Street, Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, wrote an...

Michael Lewis Sued For 'The Big Short'

Reuters | Grant McCool | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Lewis, best-selling author of "The Big Short" about the mortgage meltdown, has been sued for defamation by an asset man...

Michael Burry, Profiled In 'The Big Short,' Bets On Farmland, Gold | Jon Erlichman and Dakin Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Burry, the former hedge-fund manager who predicted the housing market's plunge, said he is investing in farmable land, ...

The Competing Black Swans of Climate Change

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Since the last Ice Age, our climate has not changed enough to threaten the viability of the species. So we make the error of confirmation and assume that it won't change much going forward.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Nominee Doesn't Believe Deregulation Led To Financial Crisis | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9 to 0 on Tuesday morning in favor of Lew's nomination and referred him ...

Exec Who Oversaw A $9 BILLION Trading Loss Returns To The Mortgage Business

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What do you do after losing $9 billion? After leading a trading unit at Morgan Stanley that lost the bank $9 billion in bets on the subprime mortga...

Michael Lewis: The Greece Crisis Is 'Made For A Jonathan Franzen Novel'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a Q&A preview for his upcoming piece in Vanity Fair, best-selling financial scribe Michael Lewis compares the Greek debt crisis to a Jonathan Franz...

Is Main Street Ready for the Second Wave of the Recession?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The phrase "double-dip recession" means little to most of us. To people on Main Street, it hasn't been been a "dip". We took a drop to the bottom two years ago and stayed there.

'The Big Short,' By Michael Lewis: Why Politicians Love This Bestseller | Marin Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Politicians have been known to latch onto books -- Amity Shlaes's "The Forgotten Man" was a must-read among Republicans last year during the bailouts ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Jack Lew: Obama's OMB Pick Oversaw Citigroup Unit That Shorted Housing Market | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the White House budget office oversaw a Citigroup unit that profited off the housing collapse and financial cr...

Lewis and Markopolos: Insights for Turbulent Times

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

These two books are must reads for investors: The Big Short, by Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Company); and No One Would Listen, by Harry Markopolos (Wiley). Read them in that order.

People Didn't Drown The Markets; A Bad System Did

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The temptation is to see the 2008 Wall Street implosion that helped trigger the broader economic crisis as the consequence of individual idiocy and av...

Senate Invites Arsonist to Testify on Cause of Fire... Kind Of

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Matzzie

After all that has happened with the financial crisis and the role that short-sellers played in dragging big companies down into the muck, you'd hope the U.S. Senate wouldn't play this role. But it is going on today.

Goldman Sachs in Troubled Waters

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Wall Street has long forgotten how to spell "ethical" or "good," and replaced it with "compliant" and "legal." The time has come to explain to investment banks what their responsibility and accountability are.

Michael Lewis' Big Short and Our Appetite for Apocalypse (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

Michael Lewis is the non-fiction novelist of our apocalyptic American mindset in 2010 and the author of The Big Short. Listen to an interview here.

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Michael Burry, Greenspan Play The Financial Crisis Blame Game (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a New York Times op-ed yesterday, Michael Burry, the reclusive hedge-fund manager profiled in Michael Lewis's best-selling "The Big Short," lambas...

9/11, Financial Crisis, Church Sex Scandal? Imagine That!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

I'm sure there are plenty of unimaginable things in the Universe, though it's impossible to imagine what they are. But flying a plane into a building, the crash of a financial system and sex abuse by priests, we can safely say, aren't among them.

Tea Party Rhetoric or Amazon Review?

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

A donnybrook has broken out between Kindle owners, angry that there's no e-book for Michael Lewis's The Big Short, and others taking them to task for "reviewing" a book they haven't read.

Michael Lewis's 'The Big Short' Gets Up Close And Personal With Perpetrators Of Financial Catastrophe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Madrick The New York Review of Books At the Heart of the Crash "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" by Michael Lewis Norton, 266 pp., $...

Debunking Michael Lewis' The Big Short

Yves Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yves Smith

The shortcomings of Lewis' superficially pleasing work is that it runs the risk of fitting facts to the Procrustean bed of a tidy, satisfying narrative.