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The fifth risk, by Michael Lewis

Label
The fifth risk
Title
The fifth risk
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Lewis
Title variation
5th risk
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lewis (The Big Short) exposes a less sensational but significant danger posed by the Trump administration's approach to governance. As he recounts in an ambiguously sourced prologue, Trump's transition team actively refused to learn about much of what the federal government does, and made ill-considered leadership and budget choices regarding three obscure, but vital, agencies: the Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and Commerce. Members of each department in the Obama administration prepared detailed briefing materials to educate incoming appointees about the agencies' missions and responsibilities, only to have their work ignored or discounted; for example, when Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, was told that the department's mission was mainly science and technology, Ross responded, "Yeah, I don't think I want to be focusing on that." Lewis accessibly explains the important things that Energy, Agriculture, and Commerce actually do, including "reducing the world's supply of weapons of mass destruction," safely disposing of nuclear waste, administering nutritional assistance programs, and collecting data to improve weather forecasting. He also persuasively documents the dangers that result from placing people without the necessary skills in charge of these departments and from cutting funding. This is an illuminating primer on some of the government projects most crucial to the well-being of the populace, and its relevance to readers won't end with the Trump era. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
320.973/09052
Index
no index present
LC call number
E912
LC item number
.L48 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular narrative and nonfiction
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  • United States
  • Administrative agencies
  • Government executives
  • Public administration
  • Civil service
  • Large type books
  • Administrative agencies
  • Civil service
  • Government executives
  • Large type books
  • Public administration
  • United States
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The fifth risk, by Michael Lewis
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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.
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
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242207
Label
The fifth risk, by Michael Lewis
Publication
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.
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
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242207

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