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The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy waited to brief the administration s transition team on the agency it would soon be running Nobody appeared Across all departments the stories were the same Trump appointees were few and far between those who did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplaceMichael Lewis s brilliant narrative of the Trump administration s botched presidential transition takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its leaders through willful ignorance and greed The government manages a vast array of critical services that keep us safe and underpin our lives, from ensuring the safety of our food and medications and predicting extreme weather events to tracking and locating black market uranium before the terrorists do The Fifth Risk masterfully and vividly unspools the consequences of what happens when the people given control over our government have no idea how it works

About the Author: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, the best selling author of Liar s Poker, The 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.

10 thoughts on “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

  1. says:

    It s the places in our government where the cameras never roll that you have to worry about the mostMichael Lewis, The Fifth Risk I ve read several books about President Trump and his administra

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    What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works This is the opening sentence in the book summary and also the first sentence inside the book jacket Le

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    Didja 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 togethe

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    Once 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 si

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    We 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 nothing

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    Was 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

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    Lewis 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 t

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    This 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 agenci

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    view spoiler I 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 This book explains why there is no hope for r

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    Lewis is such a remarkable writer that I sometimes find myself envious of his ability to forge a compelling story where there doesn t seem to be anything It s useful to contrast The Fifth Risk with Bob Woodward s Fear, which I inhaled last month Woodward s book ferr

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