The Fifth Risk



The Fifth Risk What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works The election happened, remembers Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy And then there was radio silence Across all departments, similar stories were playing out Trump appointees were few and far between those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.Michael Lewis s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do.Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters If your ambition is to maximize short term gains without regard to the long term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it s better never to really understand those problems There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge Knowledge makes life messier It makes it a bit difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course They are the linchpins of the system those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night. Best Read The Fifth Risk author Michael Lewis For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Fifth Risk
  • Michael Lewis
  • English
  • 11 November 2018
  • 1324002646

10 thoughts on “The Fifth Risk

  1. Darwin8u says:

    It s the places in our government where the cameras never roll that you have to worry about the mostMichael Lewis, The Fifth RiskI ve read several books about President Trump and his administration in the last couple years They all depress me a bit I feel like I m reading some real time version of Gibbons Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire But none of the other Trump books scared me like this one did Lewis isn t interested in the Fox MSNBC politics or the Twitter level anxiety of tIt s the places in our government where the cameras never roll that you have to worry about the mostMichael Lewis, The Fifth RiskI ve read several books about President Trump and his administration in the last couple years They all d...

  2. ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣ says:

    Holy shit I read the excerpt at The Guardian and everything that s gone wrong up til now starting just before the election makes total sense.Also, if that small bit is any indication, the writing is really engaging I mean, how in the hell did Michael Lewis manage to make me feel even the slightest bit sorry for what Chris Christie endured trying to head up the transition team Sure, it was a bit self serving the next best thing to being President , but stillhe worked hard to work within Holy shit I read the excerpt at The Guardian and everything that s gone wrong up til now starting just before the election makes total sense.Also, if that small bit is any indication, the writing is really engaging I mean, how in the hell did Michael Lewis manage to make me feel even the slightest bit sorry for what Chris Christie endured trying to head up the transition team Sure, it was a bit self serving the next best thing to being President , but stillhe worked hard to work within the law, to vet the possible employees for government positions, and to provide the best candidates for the job wo...

  3. Maru Kun says:

    This looks very interesting based on this excerpt from The Guardian.The review from The New York Times suggests that this will be very interesting as well.

  4. Daniel Simmons says:

    For readers who are cynical about the operations of the U.S government generally, and evencynical about the mis operations of the current administration specifically, there s a lot in these pages to make even your worst fears about public sector project mismanagement seem tame in comparison to reality Lewis outlines, in his typically snappy funny ironic incisive style, just how devastating the consequences of government inattention and ineptitude can be But Lewis s greater achievement For readers who are cynical about the operations of the U.S government generally, and evencynical about the mis operations of the current administration specifically, there s a lot in these pages to make even your worst fears about public sector project mismanagement seem tame in comparison to reality Lewis outlines, in his typically snappy funny ironic incisive style, just how devastating...

  5. Kent Winward says:

    This is the most disturbing account of the Trump presidency I have read Lewis simply writes about how the current administration has dealt with vital parts of our government which we all benefit from each day I ve watched it happen in my legal practice with the Consume...

  6. Andrew says:

    A dramatic telling of the undramatic parts of the US government s bureaucracy It s a surprisingly inspiring book that makes you want to go join the civil service and improve your society.

  7. Brad says:

    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 ferrets out things that happened crescendos of malevolence and arias of incompetence unbelievable though they sometimes seem.In contrast, Lewis amazing little book it arrived Tuesday night and I finished it early Thursday morning 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 ferrets out things that happened crescendos of malevolence and arias of inco...

  8. Nilesh says:

    Michael Lewis explores the Trump transition, an important but less discussed topic, in his inimitable style, brings forth some great narratives but misses in taking the right lessons, likely because they would have contradicted his long held beliefs.Before I discuss the contradictions and the reasons behind my rating, some words on the content A lot of content of this short audiobook is available through the author s own articles in recent days in newspapers as well as the free audiobook The C Michael Lewis explores the Trump transition, an important but less discussed topic, in his inimitable style, brings forth some great narratives but misses in taking the right lessons, likely because they would have contradicted his long held beliefs.Before I discuss the contradictions and the reasons behind my rating, some words on the content A lot of content of this short audiobook is available through the author s own articles in recent days in newspapers as well as the free audiobook The Coming Storm Only a third of the audiobook is new for those like me who have gone thro...

  9. Mac says:

    I m enough of a Michael Lewis fan to have ordered The Fifth Risk months ago without knowing what it s about At that time, I assumed the title was Lewis s typical, enigmatic key to the book s meaning think Lewis titles like Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Flash Boys Having now read the book, the title does deliver on its promise of encapsulating the book s intention Bu...

  10. DT says:

    This is a pretty great book and a fast read, but it is a repackaging of 2 articles that Michael Lewis already wrote about the transition period to the new administration at the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture It didn t go very well, and these departments do very useful and important things.That covers about 2 3 of the book the last part is a look i...

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