The Big Short:Inside the Doomsday Machine

The Big Short
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作者: (迈克尔·刘易斯)
出版社: W.W. Norton & Co.
2010-03
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780393072235
定价: 306.00
装帧: 精装
开本: 大32开
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 266页
正文语种: 英语
  • The#1NewYorkTimesbestseller:abrilliantaccount—character-richanddarklyhumorous—ofhowtheU.S.economywasdrivenoverthecliff.

    WhenthecrashoftheU.S.stockmarketbecamepublicknowledgeinthefallof2008,itwasalreadyoldnews.Therealcrash,thesilentcrash,hadtakenplaceoverthepreviousyear,inbizarrefeedermarketswherethesundoesn'tshine,andtheSECdoesn'tdare,orbother,totread:thebondandrealestatederivativemarketswheregeeksinventimpenetrablesecuritiestoprofitfromthemiseryoflower-andmiddle-classAmericanswhocan'tpaytheirdebts.Thesmartpeoplewhounderstoodwhatwasormightbehappeningwereparalyzedbyhopeandfear;inanycase,theyweren'ttalking.

    Thecrucialquestionisthis:Whounderstoodtheriskinherentintheassumptionofever-risingrealestateprices,ariskcompoundeddailybythecreationofthosearcane,artificialsecuritieslooselybasedonpilesofdoubtfulmortgages?MichaelLewisturnstheinquiryonitsheadtocreateafresh,character-drivennarrativebrimmingwithindignationanddarkhumor,afittingsequeltohis#1best-sellingLiar'sPoker.Whogotitright?heasks.Whosawtherealestatemarketfortheblackholeitwouldbecome,andeventuallymadebillionsofdollarsfromthatperception?AndwhatqualitiesofcharactermadethosefewpersistwhentheirpeersandcolleaguesdismissedthemasChickenLittles?Outofthishandfulofunlikely—reallyunlikely—heroes,Lewisfashionsastoryascompellingandunusualasanyofhisearlierbestsellers,provingyetagainthatheisthefinestandfunniestchroniclerofourtimes. MichaelLewis,thebest-sellingauthorofLiar'sPoker,TheMoneyCulture,TheNewNewThing,Moneyball,TheBlindSide,Panic,HomeGame,TheBigShort,andBoomerang,amongotherworks,livesinBerkeley,California,withhiswifeandthreechildren.
  • 内容简介:
    The#1NewYorkTimesbestseller:abrilliantaccount—character-richanddarklyhumorous—ofhowtheU.S.economywasdrivenoverthecliff.

    WhenthecrashoftheU.S.stockmarketbecamepublicknowledgeinthefallof2008,itwasalreadyoldnews.Therealcrash,thesilentcrash,hadtakenplaceoverthepreviousyear,inbizarrefeedermarketswherethesundoesn'tshine,andtheSECdoesn'tdare,orbother,totread:thebondandrealestatederivativemarketswheregeeksinventimpenetrablesecuritiestoprofitfromthemiseryoflower-andmiddle-classAmericanswhocan'tpaytheirdebts.Thesmartpeoplewhounderstoodwhatwasormightbehappeningwereparalyzedbyhopeandfear;inanycase,theyweren'ttalking.

    Thecrucialquestionisthis:Whounderstoodtheriskinherentintheassumptionofever-risingrealestateprices,ariskcompoundeddailybythecreationofthosearcane,artificialsecuritieslooselybasedonpilesofdoubtfulmortgages?MichaelLewisturnstheinquiryonitsheadtocreateafresh,character-drivennarrativebrimmingwithindignationanddarkhumor,afittingsequeltohis#1best-sellingLiar'sPoker.Whogotitright?heasks.Whosawtherealestatemarketfortheblackholeitwouldbecome,andeventuallymadebillionsofdollarsfromthatperception?AndwhatqualitiesofcharactermadethosefewpersistwhentheirpeersandcolleaguesdismissedthemasChickenLittles?Outofthishandfulofunlikely—reallyunlikely—heroes,Lewisfashionsastoryascompellingandunusualasanyofhisearlierbestsellers,provingyetagainthatheisthefinestandfunniestchroniclerofourtimes.
  • 作者简介:
    MichaelLewis,thebest-sellingauthorofLiar'sPoker,TheMoneyCulture,TheNewNewThing,Moneyball,TheBlindSide,Panic,HomeGame,TheBigShort,andBoomerang,amongotherworks,livesinBerkeley,California,withhiswifeandthreechildren.
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