Boomerang

Boomerang The Biggest Bust

Paperback (06 Sep 2012) | English

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Synopsis

'A highly enjoyable exercise in financial disaster tourism... politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight' Robert Harris, The Times

In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies, showing how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. 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.

'Chock-full of extraordinary characters, amusing anecdotes and shocking insights' Observer

'A tour de force... All those questions you've half-asked yourself: nowhere else will you find them answered with such incisive wit or terrifying clarity' Mail on Sunday

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241955024
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 330.94056
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 213
Weight: 214g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 18mm