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The Big Short by Michael Lewis
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Dec 18, 2011

it was amazing
Read from December 12 to 18, 2011

My mind was racing as this surprising page turner kept me plowing through even the confusing language of finance.

Michael Lewis did a great job explaining the hard to understand derivatives and exotic financial instruments that led to the financial collapse. The characters that Lewis followed were some of the few that correctly predicted the fallout and gained substantial wealth as a result. Their differing personalities and methods showed how deep and comprehensive the rottenness pervaded the financial sector.

Definitely a must read for someone looking to gain insight into the meltdown of 2008.
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