The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Topics for Discussion

Michael Lewis (author)
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What is a subprime mortgage? What is a mortgage bond? Why is it important that the reader understand these elements before understanding the events that led to the 2008 stock market crash? What is a CDS? What is its purpose? What is a CDO? What is the difference between a CDS and a CDO?

Who is Steve Eisman? What is his role at Oppenheimer and Co? How does he become familiar with the subprime mortgage industry? What is his opinion of this industry? How does he come to this conclusion? What influences his opinions? Why does Eisman leave his job at Oppenheimer? What does Eisman eventually find himself doing for a living?

Who is Michael Burry? What is odd about his social skills? Why does Burry become a doctor? Why does he quit? How does Burry get into investing? What does Wall Street think about...

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