The Resource The fifth risk, Michael Lewis

The fifth risk, Michael Lewis

Label
The fifth risk
Title
The fifth risk
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Title variation
5th risk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 gain without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing the cost. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. There is an upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more 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."--Dust jacket
Summary
What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732701
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
320.973/090512
Index
no index present
LC call number
E912
LC item number
.L48 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Administrative agencies
  • Government executives
  • Public administration
  • Civil service
  • Administrative agencies
  • Civil service
  • Government executives
  • Public administration
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commercial Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Energy Policy
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
undoing democracy
Label
The fifth risk, Michael Lewis
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Lost in transition -- Tail risk -- People risk -- All the President's data
Control code
on1055658392
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781324002659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
88BE9B1F-8798-42C0-BE90-FB1E83345FA6
Label
The fifth risk, Michael Lewis
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Lost in transition -- Tail risk -- People risk -- All the President's data
Control code
on1055658392
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781324002659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
88BE9B1F-8798-42C0-BE90-FB1E83345FA6

Library Locations

  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN, 47713, US
    37.971461 -87.565988
  • East BranchBorrow it
    840 E Chandler Ave., Evansville, IN, 47713, US
    37.965908 -87.550480
  • McCollough BranchBorrow it
    5115 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN, 47715, US
    37.961977 -87.488508
  • North Park BranchBorrow it
    960 Koehler Dr., Evansville, IN, 47710, US
    38.026947 -87.577202
  • Oaklyn BranchBorrow it
    3001 Oaklyn Dr., Evansville, IN, 47711, US
    38.010718 -87.511553
  • Red Bank BranchBorrow it
    120 S Red Bank Rd., Evansville, IN, 47712, US
    37.977988 -87.636409
  • Stringtown BranchBorrow it
    2100 Stringtown Rd., Evansville, IN, 47711, US
    37.996832 -87.555245
  • West BranchBorrow it
    2000 W Franklin St., Evansville, IN, 47712, US
    37.979875 -87.594773
Processing Feedback ...