The big short : inside the doomsday machine /

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by Lewis, Michael
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : W.W. Norton, (New York :) Physical details: xviii, 291 p. ; 21 cm. Subject(s): Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009. | Financial crises --United States --History --21st century. | Financial crises --United States --History. --sears | United States --Economic conditions --2001-2009. Year : 2011 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 330.97 LEW Available

"With a new afterword"--Cover.

Includes index.

A secret origin story -- In the land of the blind -- "How can a guy who can't speak English lie?" -- How to harvest a migrant worker -- Accidental capitalists -- Spider-man at the Venetian -- The great treasure hunt -- The long quiet -- A death of interest -- Two men in a boat.

The author examines the causes of the U.S. stock market crash of 2008 and its relation to overpriced real estate, bad mortgages, shareholder demand for excessive profits, and the growth of toxic derivatives.