E departments that are addressed Advocates of small government have the most to learn by reading this but those not given to such GOP talking points will find plenty of reason to work politically against the ideological xcess that has led to what is described in this volume Bob Woodward s Fear was the big picture what happens when a demagogue who doesn t give a tuppeny damn about government is supposed to be running the government but doesn t Woodward describes policy being made on the fly and the problems of managing someone who shoots from the hip but has a porous memory for anything that doesn t glorify himhis book looks through the other nd of the telescope at a few government services that "keep the ntire country running safely they ve been put in the "the ntire country running safely they ve been put in the of a bunch of Trump loyalists who couldn t be bothered to show up to the post lection briefing services that don t sound very glamorous until you read Lewis s In recent months there have been three specially informative bestsellers regarding the current White House and president Trump Each book is written by an accomplished journalist but with somewhat different angles of focus and
Very Different InsightsSome Will Accuse different insightsSome will accuse of being tacky and promotin Again he gets to the nub of so called democracy If you didn t read this during the Trump Presidency read it now for all the chilling insights into how four chaotic years would unfold Lewis highly readable book skewers the damage and costs to our society of lecting the will fully ignorant ideologuesLet s hope there is a silver lining for COVID19 in reminding us the merits of competence The author commenced well and commanded attention Unfortunately the script descended rapidly into what appeared to be name dropping in the absence of succinct information Absolutely ngrossing well xplained fast paced well thought out chronicle of part of Trump s vandalism Again team Trump is A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, exposed as notxpecting or prepared to winOnce they had won they took the spoils of victory in a mean and thoughtless way If you were worried about Donald Trump s competence as POTUS then this book will read like a horror story If you thought he was doing a good job you may dismiss this a fake news However this book does highlight some of the The Shadow Reader enormous proble. Deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity waited to welcome the incoming administrations transition team Nobody appeared Across the US government the same thing happened nothingPeople dont notice when stuff goes right That is the stuff government does It managesverything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals to policing rogue nuclear activity to predicting Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies extreme weathervents It steps in where. Ms of getting anything done in modern America Lewis has joined the army of media Trump haters We are told that Obama went to great lengths to prepare for the transition but Trump ignored his fforts Maybe Obama knew he would be leaving but Trump didn t know he would be arrivingThere are lot s of scary statistics and statements from clever hard working bureacrats most of whom claim their fforts are not appreciated and their departments are under fundedLewis has
written some great books displaying insight and wit but I found this one very disappointing This book is really good at some great books displaying insight and wit but I found this one very disappointing This book is really good at us an insight into how the US government actually works Michael Lewis interviewed many talented and dedicated people who worked in various departments and came up with a little mantra for these people what matters is the mission not the money All the work his interviewees did was valuable but if one department stands out it s probably the weather folks at NOAA For decades they ve been providing increasingly accurate forecasts and sharing their data without charge It goes without saying that this information is The Power Of A Choice enormously valuable to a wide range of people farmers fisherfolk pilots insurerstc tcLewis describes how regime changes normally happen The day after a new president
Is Elected Teams Of elected teams of chosen to lead the departments go in and receive xtended briefings which are very necessary because the work is complex and often unexpected The Department of Commerce for xample deals with commerce very little Its task is about collecting data Needless to say many departments waited and waited and waited When an appointee finally did show up it was often usually someone spectacularly unsuited for the job uninterested in the job desperate to make heavy cuts keen to fire anyone who had the gall to
BE INTERESTED IN CLIMATE CHANGE FOR interested in climate change for and without a backup team In short an utter shambles What this did to morale and the ability to attract talented young people to this area can be guessed atLewis is very good as far as he goes The book nds rather abruptly with no summing up or reflection on his findings It would have been good to get information on other departments as well though that may have made the book much longer and would possibly have been of the same. Private investment fears to tread innovates and creates knowledge assesses The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right extreme long term risk And now government is under attack By its own leadersIn The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the destruction of a countrys fabric All of this Lewis showsxposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all It is what you never learned that might have saved you. ,
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forgotten army of government workers grappling with unsexy but completely critical issues I was grippedarmy of government workers grappling with unsexy but completely critical issues I was gripped the insights and Monsieur Pain explanations I alwaysnjoy Michael Lewis books My only complaint is that I felt as if this was half a book which started to xplore a fascinating landscape but nded abruptly Michael Lewis is an author who specialises in Post Mort Lit He observes life through its processes both the successful as in Money Ball and the unsuccessful The Big Short He identifies key players in the process usually people that you have never heard of and uses their narrative to weave a coherent thread through often chaotic scenarios The Fifth Risk is somewhat different in that this is Pre Mort Lit a warning of impending disaster The Trump administration failed to appreciate the complexity and interlocking of the United States Economy and Political Infrastructure before it took office and sadly since it has become none the wiser H L Mencken wrote For very complex problem there is an answer that is clear simple and wrong J P Moynihan observed Everyone is ntitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts Michael Lewis in a short book that does not waste words provides compelling xamples that these two aphorisms are alive well and unlearnt in the Trump administration The author gives the reader a tour of several major government departments or agencies With that background we learn that the Trump administration was than derelict in filling important posts and in very instance ventually filled the position with political cronies "Or Abject Fools There Is "abject fools There is direct criticism of the Trump administration so this is not among the books that undertake that task The author very venhandedly however makes clear the blame involved on the part of an administration totally unprepared to govern and the hardships for the career mployees of those departments and agencies This is a very important book It is also useful in demonstrating that most people simply don t understand what it is that government does or used to before Trumpism I was often angry as a read about the complete shambles that has been made of important government functions You ll learn a lot too about department functions that don t seem to follow the names of th. Will set your hair on nd Telegraph Top 50 Books of the YearLife is what happens between Michael Lewis books I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk Michael Hofmann TLS Books of the YearThe phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big ShortThe lection happened And then there was radio silenceThe morning after Trump was lected president the people who ran the US Department of Energy an agency that.