Re-Kindled: The Big Short
It’s been almost a decade since
by Michael Lewis came out and I recently realized I’d forgotten too much of this wonderful book. The Big Short
So Michael and I decided to re-read this one and turn our discussion about it into a new podcast called Re-Kindled.
We will be doing more of these in the future so if you have any ideas about books to cover feel free to email us at email@example.com.
On this show we discuss:
Is this the GOAT finance book?
Did this book make people worse investors?
Was this a once in a lifetime trade?
The genius of not profiling John Paulson for this book.
The types of financial products that attract sleazy characters.
The many terrific characters in the book.
How crazy the subprime mortgage market was.
How is it possible no one went to jail?
Michael Burry vs. Joel Greenblatt
Why it’s so hard to make money on big trades.
Steve Eisman vs. Bill Miller
The guys who started a hedge fund from their garage and made out big.
The role of the ratings agencies in the crisis and much more.
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1The original name we chose was Turn the Page but Re-Kindled was a late submission that was the clear winner.
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