Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes.
In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them.
Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them.
But the whole world didn't. In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies. 'Desperately funny' Daily Telegraph 'Top form' Spectator 'Fascinating' The New York Times 'Hilarious' Irish Independent Review
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/08/2012
- Category: Financial crises & disasters
- ISBN: 9780241955024
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Review by alexrichman
To adapt the old saying, I'd read a phone book if it was written by Michael Lewis. As a spin-off from The Big Short this isn't one of his seminal works, but it still contains plenty of fine vignettes; best of all are the two top Greek economists who insist on meeting the author separately because they can't stand each other. "This, I'm told, is very Greek."