Michael Lewis’ latest article “Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds” dives into the question about whether Greece will default and how it will affect global finance. Appears in the October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair.
Michael Lewis submitted this satiracal op-ed piece to the NY Times.
Shockingly, the Senate version of the bill more or less would require us to cease to trade derivatives entirely. This unpleasant idea was introduced by Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, and it leads me to a point that is worth underscoring: We do not have a problem with the American people, we have a problem with American women. Elizabeth Warren, our TARP supervisor, continues to ask questions about what we did with our government money; Mary Schapiro has used her authority at the S.E.C. to sue Goldman Sachs. Of the four Republican senators who crossed over to vote with the Democrats, two were women — and one of the guys posed naked for Cosmopolitan magazine.
Charlie Rose discusses The Big Short with author Michael Lewis.
Jon Stewart interviews Michael Lewis about his new book The Big Short and the subprime mortgage mess.
Michael Lewis discusses his media diet with The Atlantic Wire’s Nichole Allen.
I don’t tweet, I don’t Twitter, I couldn’t even tell you how to read or where to find a Twitter message. I don’t actually see the point of limiting communication to a haiku. I find the whole effusion of communications technology bewildering. All you have to do is overhear a certain number of cell phone conversations to see that the vast majority of what people say and write to each other is totally pointless. I have an email address and I’m thinking of shutting that down. It’s amazing how overly accessible people are. There’s a lot of communication in my life that’s not enriching, it’s impoverishing.
Michael Lewis was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, 3/16/2010.
Michael Lewis and his new book The Big Short were profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Link to story and audio [8m 59s]
“You have this body of facts out there in the financial world, and the vast majority of the people in that world are organizing the facts into one kind of picture — and it’s a pretty picture. And a handful of other people take the exact same facts, but they organize it into a different picture.”
Vanity Fair is carrying an excerpt of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, to be published this month by W. W. Norton; © 2010.