Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Travels in the New Third World
by Michael Lewis
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Like Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis has made his career reporting on outliers. Lewis has delivered bracing accounts of investment bankers whose doomsday predictions went ignored until they came to pass, of teenagers who harnessed the power of Internet message boards to undermine the stock market, and of low-budget baseball teams that used unorthodox statistics to compete with richer clubs.
Also like Gladwell, Lewis is a fast read: His explanations of thorny financial processes are surprisingly compelling, his characters entertaining, and even when we know things aren’t going to end well, there’s a distinctly American optimism to his journalism—a sense that a lone genius could come out of nowhere to rescue us from our backward systems.
But what happens when no white knight arrives? Lewis’s latest
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