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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

作者 : Michael Lewis

作者 : 麥克.路易士

出版社 : W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

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定價 : NT 700

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Michael Lewis被書評家讚譽為非小說書籍作家中的「說故事能手」。

其處女作《Liar’s Poker》揭露華爾街金錢遊戲的背後秘密,讓他一躍而成暢銷書作家。2006年的《The Blind Side》,不但是年度選書,更改編成電影「攻其不備」,珊卓布拉克更因此榮獲奧斯卡最佳女主角。

「你就是自己的敵人。就像迴力標,擲出後若沒有擊中目標物,會再改變方向,回到原擲出者的手中。」──這就是本書《Boomerang》想傳遞的宗旨;而副標Travels in the New Third World,指的不是亞洲或拉丁美洲國家,而是最近金融泡沫破滅之前的歐洲國家--以廉價信貸轉化希臘、愛爾蘭和冰島的經濟,大大低估了對這些國家金融泡沫的影響。

美國投資銀行在次貸危機發揮的作用翻版至希臘,教導希臘如何把高速公路收費、土地徵稅,甚至是給歐盟的貸款等等都證券化,然後提前套現消費......一個國庫是空的希臘,已然沒有退路,只能讓真相公諸於眾。持有希臘債券的養老金,全球債券基金,已經處於岌岌可危位置的歐洲銀行慌了......希臘將不得不承受數年高利率的懲罰,以及長期無款可貸的局面(正常情況下)。毫無疑問,希臘政府會努力恢復人與人之間的信任,重建文明社會,只是,一旦失去,重建談何容易!

原來,人類乃至國家都一樣,都不能提前消費,無法承擔縱欲的後果。

以獨到見解分析一個事件背後的存在意義,並夾雜帶有人性的故事描述,讓內容精彩好看又發人省思,是他最擅長的風格。

 

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.

Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.
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