The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Michael Lewis (author)
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the life and career of author Michael Lewis. What was the subject of Lewis' first book? What recognition did he earn from it?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Meredith Whitney, Oppenheimer and Co., and Citigroup. What market prediction brought great interest in Whitney?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the personality of Steve Eisman as detailed in the book. What characteristics made Eisman fit for the world of Wall Street?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the differences between stock trading and bond trading. How are bonds more difficult to determine the value of?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss Eisman and Daniel's 1997 report and its conclusions about subprime mortgage lending. How did the market change after the report's publication?

Essay Topic 6

Describe Michael Burry's tactics in establishing Scion Capital. Where did Burry find investors and what did they think of his approach to trading?

Essay Topic 7

Describe Michael Burry's deals with Bank of America and...

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