During my visit with Jon last month, we both agreed that Michael Lewis is one of the best USA writers living. Here is partial list of some of Lewis's books:
The Big Short was the basis of the movie Jon reviewed here a couple months ago; I reviewed the book back in June 2011.
Since the article below was written by Lewis, I overcame my grave misgivings, and decided to post it here. It is a rather detailed review of a recent book by the former governor of the Bank of England (2003-2013) Mervyn King. The books is entitled The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy, and it presents King's argument that nothing has fundamentally altered the financial system's stupidity, greed, and appetite for high-payoff risks, then King's detailed proposal for what governments and financial regulators should do before the next crisis inevitably hits.
Normally, I do not believe that highly technocratic financial discussions conduce to furthering an enlightened public discourse. Frankly, such discussions are usually a steaming pile of bovine manure. But now that it appears that our sole choice for USA President is Trumpillary, it seems very likely that the best we can hope for in terms of forcing the banksters to behave civilly is exactly the sort of proposal King is putting forward.…Good read.
Michael Lewis: The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself