Posts Tagged ‘Michael Lewis’

Marketplace interview – June 29, 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Michael Lewis, author of “Liar’s Poker,” talks with Kai Ryssdal about the end of Wall Street’s golden years and who and what he thinks are to blame for today’s fiscal calamity.

Marketplace interview, June 29, 2009

Now people don’t swallow the argument that Wall Street knows what it’s doing. People are, if anything, more skeptical than they should be about Wall Street. So that’s why I think it’s come to an end. That belief, the faith in Wall Street has collapsed.

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.

Fareed Zakaria:GPS interview – June 7, 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria talks to ‘Liar’s Poker’ author Michael Lewis about the economic crisis and future of Wall Street.

Fareed Zakaria:GPS interview, June 7, 2009 (16 min 12 sec)

NPR Morning Edition – June 1, 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Steve Inskeep interviews Michael Lewis and Tabatha Soren about Home Game on NPR’s Morning Edition, June 1, 2009 (7 min 18 sec).

The Daily Show – June 3, 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – June, 3, 2009 interview about Home Game.

Michael Lewis worries that he won’t pay attention to his kids now that he’s not writing about them.

The No-Stats All-Star

Friday, February 13th, 2009

New York Times Magazine (February 13, 2009)

Tonight the Rockets were playing the Los Angeles Lakers, and so Battier would guard Kobe Bryant, the player he says is the most capable of humiliating him. Both Battier and the Rockets’ front office were familiar with the story line. “I’m certain that Kobe is ready to just destroy Shane,” Daryl Morey, the Rockets’ general manager, told me. “Because there’s been story after story about how Shane shut Kobe down the last time.”

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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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The End

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (December 2008 issue)

The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.

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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

The Mansion

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

“The Mansion: A Subprime Parable”

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (October 2008 issue)

When Michael Lewis and his family move into a house they can’t afford, he gets a taste of the new American nightmare.

via Michael Lewis’ Mansion – Portfolio.com