(PDF) [The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy] Par Michael Lewis

The Fifth Risk: Undoing DemocracyCal ideology out of the briefings You on t have to agree with our politics as the former senior White House official with our politics as the former senior White House official it You just have to understand how we got here Zika for instance You might The Alchemy of Opposites disagree with how we approached it Youon t have to agree You just have to understand why we approached it that way How to stop a virus how to take a census how to Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles determine if some foreign country is seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon or if North Korean missiles can reach Kansas City these are enduring technical problems The people appointed by a newly elected president to solve these problems have roughly seventy fiveays to learn from their predecessors After the inauguration a lot of eeply knowledgeable people WILL SCATTER TO THE FOUR WINDS AND BE FORBIDDEN scatter to the four winds and BE FORBIDDEN FEDERAL LAW FROM INITIATING ANY CONTACT WITH forbidden federal law from initiating any contact with replacements The period between the election and the inauguration has the feel of an AP chemistry class to which half the students have turned up late and are forced to scramble to grab the notes taken by the other half before the finalTwo weeks after the election the Obama people inside the DOE read in the newspapers that Trump had created a small Landing Team It was led by and mostly consisted of a man named Thomas Pyle president of the American Energy Alliance which upon inspection proved to be a Washington DC propaganda machine funded with millions of ollars from ExxonMobil and Koch Industries Pyle himself had served as a Koch Industries lobbyist and ran a business on the side writing editorials attacking the DOE s attempts to reduce the The Wrong Complexion for Protection dependence of the American economy on carbon Pyle said that his role on the Landing Team was voluntary and added that he could notisclose who appointed him A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers due to a confidentiality agreement The people running the DOE were by then seriously alarmed We first learned of Pyle s appointment on the Monday of Thanksgiving week recalls Kevin Knobloch then DOE chief of staff We sent word to him that the secretary and hiseputy would Lewis Michael The Fifth Risk pp 36 39 W W Norton Company Kindle EditionBOTTOM LINEI got about halfway through the book when I realized its value exceeded Fire and Fury and even Fear Thus I stopped reading long enough to order the Audible edition For me The Fifth Risk may not have the headline grabbing gossip of Fire and Fury It may not have the inside story of Fear Lewis s The Fifth Risk is the sharpest most USEFUL insight into how the Trump Administration can be fixed and into the lessons learned we citizens should DEMAND be implemented to repairing our republic Remember as shown in this book not all blame can be attributed to Trump the republicans the emocrats or even the media Each of us shares some responsibilityFive stars out of fiveI am striving to produce reviews that help you find books that you want or avoid books that you wish to avoid With your help my improvement will help you and me improve book reviews on Together you and I can build a great customer review process that helps everybody Will you join me It is people such as you who have helped me improve over the years I m still learning and I have a great eal yet to learn With your help I ll improve every Children of the Sun dayOne reuest Be respectful and courteous in your comments and emails to me I willo likewise with youThank you so much for indicating if this review helped you or for your comment Michael Lewis is an author who specialises in Post Mort Lit He observes life through its processes both the successful as in Money Ball and the unsuccessful The Big Short He identifies key players in the process usually people that you have never heard of and uses their narrative to weave a coherent thread through often chaotic scenarios The Fifth Risk is somewhat Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing different in that this is Pre Mort Lit a warning of impendingisaster The Trump administration failed to appreciate the complexity and interlocking of the United States Economy and Political Infrastructure before it took office and sadly since it has become none the wiser H L Mencken wrote For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear simple and wrong J P Moynihan observed Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts Michael Lewis in a short book that Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 does not waste words provides compelling examples that these two aphorisms are alive well and unlearnt in the Trump administration Lewis has joined the army of media Trump haters We are told that Obama went to great lengths to prepare for the transition but Trump ignored his efforts Maybe Obama knew he would be leaving but Trumpidn t know he would be arrivingThere are lot s of scary statistics and statements from clever hard working bureacrats most of whom claim their efforts are not appreciated and their Witch-Hunt Narrative departments are under fundedLewis has written some great booksisplaying insight and wit but I found this one very My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi disappointing The author commenced well and commanded attention Unfortunately the scriptesc. Deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity waited to welcome the incoming administrations transition team Nobody appeared Across the US government the same thing happened nothingPeople Alcohol Addiction Recovery dont notice when stuff goes right That is the stuff governmentoes It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals to policing rogue nuclear activity to predicting extreme weather events It steps in where. Ended rapidly into what appeared to be name ropping in the absence of succinct information Again he gets to the nub of of succinct information Again he gets to the nub of called emocracy The author gives the reader a tour of several major government Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption departments or agencies With that background we learn that the Trump administration was thanerelict in filling important posts and in every instance eventually filled the position with political cronies or abject fools There is no Climax (Double Alchemy, direct criticism of the Trump administration so this is not among the books that undertake that task The author very evenhandedly however makes clear the blame involved on the part of an administration totally unprepared to govern and the hardships for the career employees of thoseepartments and agencies This is a very important book It is also useful in Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles demonstrating that most people simplyon t understand what it is that government Roots and Blossoms does or used to before Trumpism I was often angry as a read about the complete shambles that has been made of important government functions You ll learn a lot too aboutepartment functions that The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom don t seem to follow the names of theepartments that are addressed Advocates of small government have the most to learn by reading this but those not given to such GOP talking points will find plenty of reason to work politically against the ideological excess that has led to what is Shakespeare described in this volume This book is really good at giving us an insight into how the US government actually works Michael Lewis interviewed many talented andedicated people who worked in various BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) departments and came up with a little mantra for these people what matters is the mission not the money All the work his intervieweesid was valuable but if one Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy department stands out it s probably the weather folks at NOAA Forecades they ve been providing increasingly accurate forecasts and sharing their Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, data without charge It goes without saying that this information is enormously valuable to a wide range of people farmers fisherfolk pilots insurers etc etcLewisescribes how regime changes normally happen The Teaching white South African literature in high school day after a new president is elected teams of people chosen to lead theepartments go in and receive extended briefings which are very necessary because the work is complex and often unexpected The Department of Commerce for example A Wish Your Heart Makes deals with commerce very little Its task is about collectingata Needless to say many Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) departments waited and waited and waited When an appointee finallyid show up it was often usually someone spectacularly unsuited for the job uninterested in the job Loves Abuse Warrior Camp desperate to make heavy cuts keen to fire anyone who had the gall to be interested in climate change for example and without a backup team In short an utter shambles What thisid to morale and the ability to attract talented young people to this area can be guessed atLewis is very good as far as he goes The book ends rather abruptly with no summing up or reflection on his findings It would have been good to get information on other Contemporary African literature departments as well though that may have made the book much longer and would possibly have been of the same Absolutely engrossing well explained fast paced well thought out chronicle of part of Trump s vandalism Again team Trump is exposed as not expecting or prepared to winOnce they had won they took the spoils of victory in a mean and thoughtless way If youidn t read this 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners during the Trump Presidency read it now for all the chilling insights into how four chaotic years would unfold Bob Woodward s Fear was the big picture what happens when aemagogue who Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) doesn t give a tuppenyamn about government is supposed to be running the government but Alt 38 Environmental Transformations doesn t Woodwardescribes policy being made on the fly and the problems of managing someone who shoots from the hip but has a porous memory for anything that Academic Skills doesn t glorify himhis book looks through the other end of the telescope at a few government services that keep the entire country running safely they ve been put in the charge of a bunch of Trump loyalists who couldn t be bothered to show up to the post election briefing services thaton t sound very glamorous until you read Lewis s accounts of how much their uiet services stop farmers from being wiped out towns being torn apart gets poor people fed stops non toxic food on our plates and nobody will notice until they re no longer there He takes just two or three examples tells them with his usual engaging Before the Door Closes delivery and leaves you thinking if this is what can happen to X and Y and Z what on earth is happening to A B C D Essential and engaging I wish it hadn t had to be written but am glad that it has Eye openingelve into the forgotten army of government workers grappling with unsexy but completely critical issues I was gripped by the insights and explanations I always enjoy Michael Lewis books My only complaint is that I felt as if this was half a book which started to explore a fascinating landscape but ended abruptl. Private investment fears to tread innovates and creates knowledge assesses extreme long term risk And now government is under attack By its own leadersIn The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the estruction of a countrys fabric All of this Lewis shows exposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all It is what you never learned that might have saved you.

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If you were worried about Donald Trump s competence as POTUS then This Book Will book will read a horror story If you this book will like a horror story If you he was We Are Each Others Harvest doing a good job you mayismiss this a fake news However this book They Left Great Marks on Me does highlight some of the enormous problems of getting anythingone in modern America Lewis highly readable book skewers the Deans and Truants damage and costs to our society of electing the will fully ignorant ideologuesLet s hope there is a silver lining for COVID19 in reminding us the merits of competence In recent months there have been three especially informative bestsellers regarding the current White House and president Trump Each book is written by an accomplished journalist but with somewhatifferent angles of focus and very Talking About Trees different insightsSome will accuse me of being tacky and promoting the other two books Frankly that is not my purpose I have no financial stake in any books being sold on or elsewhere at least not unless or until I publish my own book So be that as it may the three books currently available are1 The gossip columnist Michael Wolff with his salacious and alarming expose Fire and Fury 2 Bob Woodward s inside story alarming us all Fear 3 Michael Lewis s cerebral studied insight that should alarm us all than the above two The Fifth Risk Of the three I suspect The Fifth Risk will enjoy the shortest time on the bestseller list Arguably though it is the least partisan sharpest insight into lessons that should be learned by observing theisarray and Alien Contact dysfunction inside the havoc that is the Trump White HouseIf President Trump read only the first 25 pages with an open mind I believe he actually would try to turn things around Even as much as Iespise his presidency on his worst ays I recognize he DOES have a sharp insight and DOES have the POTENTIAL to become a GREAT leader if onlyJust as another reviewer stated I served in the Navy Ten years Made E 6 first class petty officer and eparted just before Mr Carter got trounced by Mr ReaganPOV Third personBLUSH FACTOR Profanities are numerous especially in uotes of the president I appreciate the honest of such reporting When I was a correspondent in 1990 I wanted to accurately uote the incumbent republican congressman who utilized family values as one of his key pillars but the Oregon newspaper would not permit me the privilege Of course f words in a community newspaper are frowned uponTHE WRITING Straight forward but not in a just the facts manner Glance at the excerpt below to see why I enjoyed reading this nonfiction account of the Trump White House and why I am just as worried that our nation could be stepping onto the slippery slope towards one Bibliographia Aethiopica II day in theistant future Failed State statusBONUS As you read the early chapters you will learn of an unsung hero working to improve the functioning of government and improving the lives of us all Max Stier I learned a great Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women deal of encouragingeeds by our federal employees that I Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches d not previously heard a thing about It also provides insight into mistakes or oversights of the Obama AdministrationExcerpt On his visits to the White House soon after the election Jared Kushner expressed surprise that so much of its staff seemed to be leaving It was like he thought it was a corporate acuisition or something says an Obama White House staffer He thought everyone just stayed Even in normal times the people who take over the United States government can be surprisingly ignorant about it As a longtime career civil servant in the Department of Energy who has watched fourifferent administrations show up to try to run the place put it You always have the issue of maybe they Saving Spring don t understand what theepartment Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture does To address that problem a year before he left office Barack Obama had instructed a lot of knowledgeable people across his administration including fifty or so inside the DOE to gather the knowledge that his successor would need in order to understand the government he or she was taking charge of The Bush administration hadone the same for Obama and Obama had been grateful for their efforts He told his staff that their goal should be to ensure an even smoother transfer of power than the Bush people had achievedThat had proved to be a huge undertaking Thousands of people inside the federal government had spent the better part of a year Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection drawing a vivid picture of it for the benefit of the new administration The United States government might be the most complicated organization on the face of the earth Its two million federal employees take orders from four thousand political appointees Dysfunction is baked into the structure of the thing the subordinates know that their bosses will be replaced every four or eight years and that theirection of their enterprises might change overnight with an election or a war or some other political event Still many of the problems our government grapples with aren t particularly ideological and the Obama people tried to keep their politi. Will set your hair on end Telegraph Top 50 Books of the YearLife is what happens between Michael Lewis books I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk Michael Hofmann TLS Books of the YearThe phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big ShortThe election happened And then there was radio silenceThe morning after Trump was elected president the people who ran the US Department of Energy an agency that. ,