Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company has optioned Michael Lewis’ book “The Fifth Risk,” but says "it's not a political statement.”
An old essay by the "Moneyball" author takes on new relevance.
On The Big Short Movie: Lewis described it as "a relief" to see how good the movie was and praised the talent and craftsmanship
She won't even watch it.
The Big Short - a chronicle of infectious shortsightedness; epidemic blindness, delusion, and deceit.
Both extraordinarily well-made and well-acted films have received Golden Globe nominations for best motion picture screenplay
"The first thing I would do is break up the banks so that they are much smaller and they could all fail."
In his early writings Marx talked alienation caused by the division of labor. If nothing else The Big Short takes this to its logical conclusion in dramatizing an unregulated financial system that has little if nothing to do with the lives of those who actually have to work for a living.
If collateralized debt obligations, mortgage-backed securities and credit-default swaps are your thing, then Adam McKay's The Big Short is for you. If they're not, the film is still for you.
Brad Pitt and his famous friends make credit default swaps sexy.