Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World

Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short, Liar’s Poker and The Blind Side!

The 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.

The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata 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.

The trademark of Michael Lewis’s bestsellers is to tell an important and complex story through characters so outsized and outrageously weird that you’d think they have to be invented. (You’d be wrong.) In Boomerang, we meet a brilliant monk who has figured out how to game Greek capitalism to save his failing monastery; a cod fisherman who, with three days’ training, becomes a currency trader for an Icelandic bank; and an Irish real estate developer so outraged by the collapse of his business that he drives across the country to attack the Irish Parliament with his earth-moving equipment.

Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American listener to a comfortable complacency: Oh, those foolish foreigners. But when Lewis 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.

“No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Lewis.”
—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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  • Boomerang 01 Open
    Duración: 28s
  • Boomerang 02 Preface
    Duración: 23min
  • Boomerang 03 Part1a
    Duración: 25min
  • Boomerang 04 Part1b
    Duración: 26min
  • Boomerang 05 Part1c
    Duración: 22min
  • Boomerang 06 Part2a
    Duración: 27min
  • Boomerang 07 Part2b
    Duración: 24min
  • Boomerang 08 Part2c
    Duración: 28min
  • Boomerang 09 Part3a
    Duración: 27min
  • Boomerang 10 Part3b
    Duración: 19min
  • Boomerang 11 Part3c
    Duración: 23min
  • Boomerang 12 Part3d
    Duración: 24min
  • Boomerang 13 Part4a
    Duración: 26min
  • Boomerang 14 Part4b
    Duración: 19min
  • Boomerang 15 Part4c
    Duración: 27min
  • Boomerang 16 Part5a
    Duración: 12min
  • Boomerang 17 Part5b
    Duración: 14min
  • Boomerang 18 Part5c
    Duración: 27min
  • Boomerang 19 Part5d
    Duración: 26min
  • Boomerang 20 Credits
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