The Fifth Risk

  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 02 October 2018
  • ISBN : 9781324002659
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 38 voters

Download or read book entitled The Fifth Risk written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company online. This book was released on 02 October 2018 with total pages 256. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like.

Book Excerpt : New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 9781324002659
GET BOOK

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Penguin UK
Relase: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 9780241373682
GET BOOK

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael [VNV] Lewis
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2019
ISBN: 0141989602
GET BOOK

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Relase: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1324002646
GET BOOK

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Allen Lane
Relase: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 0241380677
GET BOOK

The Premonition A Pandemic Story

The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 9780393881561
GET BOOK

Next The Future Just Happened

Next  The Future Just Happened
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2002-05-17
ISBN: 9780393323528
GET BOOK

Summary Michael Lewis the Fifth Risk Discussion Prompts

Summary  Michael Lewis  the Fifth Risk  Discussion Prompts
Author: Sarah Fields
Publisher: Blurb
Relase: 2019-02-18
ISBN: 0368237052
GET BOOK

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 1999-10-17
ISBN: 9780393066210
GET BOOK

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2011-10-03
ISBN: 9780393082241
GET BOOK

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2016-12-06
ISBN: 9780393254600
GET BOOK

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2010-06-07
ISBN: 0393071383
GET BOOK

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2004-03-17
ISBN: 9780393066234
GET BOOK

Trump The Art of the Deal

Trump  The Art of the Deal
Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Relase: 2009-12-23
ISBN: 9780307575333
GET BOOK

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Relase: 2011-02-14
ISBN: 0393066797
GET BOOK