Michael Lewis

22 articles

Wading Toward Home

Less than a week after Katrina, Michael Lewis goes home to New Orleans.


Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

How do you start closing the gap between rich and poor? Convince the rich to do it themselves.


The Mansion: A Subprime Parable

On the urge to live in a house you can't afford, the "acceptable lust" of American life.


The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street

How Brad Katsuyama, a trader at the sleepy Royal Bank of Canada, discovered that the stock market was rigged and assembled a team to change it.

Adapted from Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.


Coach Fitz's Management Theory

On the best teacher the writer ever had.


Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

Shortly before leaving Goldman Sachs, Sergey Aleynikov downloaded around 32mb of source code from their high-frequency stock-trading system. Even as he was sent away for an eight year bid in federal prison, no one seemed to fully understand exactly what he did.


Obama’s Way

Unprecedented access to six months in the life of the President of the United States.


The King of Human Error

On a pair of Israeli psychologists who between 1971 and 1984 “published a series of quirky papers exploring the ways human judgment may be distorted when we are making decisions in conditions of uncertainty.”


California and Bust

From Vallejo to San Jose, a tour of local government despair:

The relationship between the people and their money in California is such that you can pluck almost any city at random and enter a crisis.
More Lewis: the complete financial disaster tourism series to date.


The Trading Desk

The original article on Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s, published a month before the release of Moneyball.


It's the Economy, Dummkopf!

As Europe, led by Greece and Ireland and followed by Portugal and Spain, tumbles towards economic catastrophe, only one nation can save the continent from financial ruin: a highly reluctant Germany.