The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Michael Lewis (author)
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Prologue and Chapter 1

• Michael Lewis continues to be shocked that Wall Street would allow him, a twenty-four year old kid, to buy and sell stocks, paying him an unbelievable amount of money.

• Lewis wrote his first book, Liar's Poker, thinking his book would open eyes and change the way in which Wall Street did business; however, the book had the opposite effect.

• In 2007, Meredith Whitney, an analyst of financial firms for Oppenheimer and Co. announced that Citigroup had so mismanaged their affairs that it would slash its dividend or crash.

• After the stock market crash in 2008, Lewis called Whitney and she gave Lewis a list of names of people who had benefited that included her previous mentor Steve Eisman.
• Steve Eisman's parents worked for Oppenheimer and arranged to give Steve a job as an analyst.

• Steve, an outrageous man who has trouble filtering his thoughts and attitudes, quickly...

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