Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Interview in New York magazine

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Michael Lewis was recently interviewed by New York magazine’s Vulture during the premier of The Blind Side in NYC.

Would it be a good movie? I didn’t think about that. And I really am pleased with how it turned out. When I met John Lee Hancock, I just thought, This is a good soul. You meet a lot of people in the movie business who say they’re writers who are not writers. And when I met him, I just thought he had the sensibility of a writer. And I think it’s a good thing when the writer is directing it, too, so it’s one vision. He didn’t have any interest at all in what I thought, except he’s polite, so he pretends to have an interest. He just does his own thing, and I thought that was a really good thing, too.

Author Michael Lewis: ‘We’re too well read’

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

‘Moneyball’ author talks about his work and the state of journalism today.

In this Q & A with TODAY producer Dan Fleschner, Lewis talks about his other work, his thoughts on the state of journalism and what’s he working on next.

The End of the Financial World as We Know It

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

New York Times Op-Ed, with David Einhorn (January 3, 2009)

This is one reason the collapse of our financial system has inspired not merely a national but a global crisis of confidence. Good God, the world seems to be saying, if they don’t know what they are doing with money, who does?

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Bloomberg.com: Opinion

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Bloomberg (November 10, 2008)

It may still take awhile before Wall Street finally accepts that it won’t get paid.

At the moment, as their bony fingers fondle the new taxpayer loot, the firms appear to believe that they might still fool the public into thinking that bonus money isn’t taxpayer money.

“We’ve responded appropriately to the attorney general’s request for information about 2008 bonus pools,” a Citigroup Inc. spokeswoman told Bloomberg News recently, “and confirmed that we will not use TARP funds for compensation.” But as the Bloomberg report noted, “she declined to elaborate.”

As well she might! For if the Citigroup spokeswoman had elaborated she would have needed to say something like this: “We’re still trying to figure out how the $25 billion we’ve already taken of taxpayers’ money has nothing to do with the $26 billion we’re planning to hand out to our highly paid employees in 2008 (up 4 percent from 2007!). But it’s a tricky problem because, when you think about it, it’s all the same money.”

via Bloomberg.com: Opinion