Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk

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Id show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for themMichael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the Census properly Over at Energy where international nuclear risk is managed it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists doWillful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters If your ambitio.

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Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk ó ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Fifth Risk By Michael Lewis ➩ – What are the conseuences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it worksThe election happened remembers Elizabeth Sherwood Randall then deputy secretary of the Department of What are the conseuences if the N is to maximize short term gains without regard to the long term cost you are better off not knowing those costs If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems it’s better never to really understand those problems There is upside to ignorance and downside to knowledge Knowledge makes life messier It makes it a bit difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldviewIf there are dangerous fools in this book there are also heroes unsung of course They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge dedication and proactivity keep the machinery running Michael Lewis finds them and he asks them what keeps them up at night..

Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis the best selling author of Liar’s Poker The The Fifth Epub / Money Culture The New New Thing Moneyball The Blind Side Panic Home Game The Big Short and Boomerang among other works lives in Berkeley California with his wife and three children.

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  • Darwin8u

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth Risk It's the places in our government where the cameras never roll that you have to worry about the most Michael Lewis The Fifth Risk I've read several books about President Trump and his administration in the last couple years They all depress me a bit I feel like I'm reading some real time version of Gibbons' 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' But none of the other Trump books scared me like this one did Lewis isn't interested in the FoxMSNBC politics or the Twitter level anxiety of the Trump administration He is interested in this book in the systematic and bureaucratic failures of the Trump administration and what risks this administration's lack of professionalism this is beyond politics thisis about competency of governance might mean to our country and our people Lewis does this using his usual approach which is a bit similar to John McPhee's new nonfiction approach He finds interesting people who become narrative heros and guides to an area and ties t

  • Diane S ☔

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskWhat are the conseuences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it worksThis is the opening sentence in the book summary and also the first sentence inside the book jacket Lewis takes us inside a few Departments of our federal government talking to those who work there in the past and present Showing us what these Departments do what they are responsible for programs and oversights Have to admit I didn't know all the things they did but then again I doubt many people do including our cur

  • Sam Quixote

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskDidja know the US gov’mint is a complicated beast Trump didn’t And now we’s all gonna DIIIIEEEE But not really Michael Lewis’ The Fifth Risk is the latest in a long line of Trumperature hurriedly bundled together and booted out the door to cater to the surprisingly large audience who can’t read enough Trump bashing Except Lewis’ effort is a bit nuanced in its critiue of the Trump

  • Bill Kerwin

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskOnce again Michael Lewis author of Moneyball and The Big Short chooses as his protagonists a few ingenious manipulators of data but this time he does so with a difference the self effacing statistical warriors he singles out for praise are bureaucrats of the United States federal government a class generally overlooked and often despised These bureaucrats however are people not only familiar with the resources of their agencies but also committed to using them to make lives better for the American citizens who pay their salariesMuch of The Fifth Risk is heartening optimistic as we watch people who genuinely care abou

  • Melki

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskWe don't really celebrate the accomplishments of government employees They exist in our society to take the blame Our recent government shutdown the yugest most tremendous and longest shutdown in history served if nothi

  • Athan Tolis

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskWas reading The Fifth Risk in the tube A well dressed man got in noticed the American flag Jenga on the cover and immediately exclaimed “The Fifth Risk what do you think” Before I had a chance to respond he added in a polite American accent “I love the guy I devour his books” perhaps to allow me to temper my answerI’m a Michael Lewis fan I’ve read enough of him to think I know him So I wasn’t shy about my assessment“Tell you what” I answered “You know how half his books are about some uirky discovery and the people who made it and the other half are a bunch of articles he wrote before Well this is the second type It’s three chapters one each about a very important function of the government that is totally under

  • Henk

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskAn insightful investigation of what good government can do if handled properly And how the Trump administration does not care for this in the slightest To which Trump replied Fuck the law I don’t give a fuck about the law I want my fucking moneyGeneral We are meant to serve our elected masters however odious they might beDespite The Fifth Risk Undoing Democracy being a relatively short book it tackles a lot of concerns one can have about administration and how this is mishandled by the current government Mi

  • HBalikov

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskLewis is not a fan of the Trump Administration If it is politics that initially shaped that determination and I am not sure it was it is facts about our government and how it has evolved to provide us with safety security and information that are the genesis of this book I found this one of the scariest books I have read about the immediate future in the USA It haunts my dreams It makes every day a little bit difficult to get through Why Because Lewis is a master at articulating the reasons why I cannot should not take for granted many of the things that I have taken for granted It's the reason I can only read a little of

  • David

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth RiskThis book is about three important but little understood government agencies And the book is about the willful ignorance of the Trump administration and its attempts to dismantle the agencies before even having the slightest idea what these agencies doAfter the two major political parties nominate a presidential candidate the candidates form transition teams These teams are reuired by law to formulate transitions into government that will be as smooth as possible The transition teams are given office space in Washington DC in which to meet and plan Donald Trump did not want to appoint transition teams because that would reuire setting aside some money that could be used for p

  • Richard Derus

    Summary ✓ The Fifth Risk The Fifth Riskview spoilerI fucking hate each and every person who voted for 45 The gigarich tech bros who enabled 4chan and Cambridge Analytica And of course all you jackass libertarians and white supremacists hide spoiler