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    DescriptionThe 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 pinata 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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    Travels in the New Third World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393343441
    ISBN 10: 0393343448

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.4T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: ENGM8000
    DC22: 330.9
    BIC subject category V2: KCX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
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    B&T Approval Code: A49600000
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    Libri: FINA4050, EURO1016
    DC22: 330.90511
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    BISAC V2.8: TRV026010
    DC23: 330.90511
    LC classification: HB3717 2008 .L49 2012
    Thema V1.0: KFF, KCL, RGCM, KCZ, KCV, WTHB
    Edition statement
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    03 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Lewis s rare gift as a guide through the world of credit default swaps and sovereign debt doesn t come simply from his deep understanding of how the global financial system works . . . also his skill as a storyteller, his ability to tell the larger tale through fascinating human stories of greed, excess, and self-delusion. --Chuck Leddy"