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
"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 takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. At 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. But 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
Member of
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
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10732701
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
320.973/09052
Illustrations
charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular narrative and nonfiction
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  • United States
  • Administrative agencies
  • Government executives
  • Public administration
  • Civil service
  • Administrative agencies
  • Civil service
  • Government executives
  • Large type books
  • Public administration
  • United States
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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undoing democracy
Label
The fifth risk, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057242207
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
279 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861841
Lccn
2018049305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242207
Label
The fifth risk, Michael Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057242207
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
279 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861841
Lccn
2018049305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242207

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