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The Resource The fifth risk : undoing democracy, Michael Lewis

The fifth risk : undoing democracy, Michael Lewis

Label
The fifth risk : undoing democracy
Title
The fifth risk
Title remainder
undoing democracy
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of the consequences of a lack of know-how and information among those democratically appointed to political posts, drawing attention to how ordinary workers have to sustain this situation.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
  • 973.933
  • 973.9'33
  • 973.933
Index
no index present
LC call number
E912
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History of the Americas
  • Political science & theory
  • Political structures: democracy
  • United States
  • History
Summary expansion
'Will set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year'Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the YearThe phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big Short'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.'The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing.People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events. It steps in where private investment fears to tread, innovates and creates knowledge, assesses extreme long-term risk. And now, government is under attack. By its own leaders.In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the destruction of a country's fabric. All of this, Lewis shows, exposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all. It is what you never learned that might have saved you
Label
The fifth risk : undoing democracy, Michael Lewis
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: W.W. Norton & Company
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0036716215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780241373545
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The fifth risk : undoing democracy, Michael Lewis
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: W.W. Norton & Company
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0036716215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780241373545
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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