Money Culture by Michael Lewis

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The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene.

The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

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Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.
Published February 14, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 306 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Among others, he dispatches nouveau-riche Australians, Japan's kamikaze capitalists, TV-personality Louis Rukeyser (the nominal sponsor of seaborne investment seminars remarkable mainly for their ship-of-fools quality), the juvenile delinquents whose passion for speculating in financial futures h...

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Essays on the money-mad '80s from the author of the bestselling Liar's Poker .

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If nothing else, Lewis observes acidly, Wall Street knows how to ''chew with its mouth shut while feeding at the public trough.'' Chapters like ''Leveraged ( Rip-Off'' and ''How Wall Street Took the S&Ls for a Ride'' ought to be required reading for undergraduate business majors from sea to s...

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