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- The Fifth Risk
- Michael Lewis
- English, English
- 10 June 2016 Michael Lewis
[Reading] ➼ The Fifth Risk Author Michael Lewis – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk What are the conseuences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works The election happened remembers Elizabeth Sherwood Randall then deputy secretary of the Department of What are the conseuences if the people given control over The Fifth PDF or our government have no idea how it works The election happened remembers Elizabeth Sherwood Randall then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy And then there was radio silence Across all departments similar stories were playing out Trump appointees were few and far between those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for themMichael Lewis brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the Census properly Over at Energy where international nuclear risk is managed it s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists doWillful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters If your ambition is to maximize short term gains without regard to the long term cost you are better off not knowing those costs If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems it s better never to really understand those problems There is upside to ignorance and downside to knowledge Knowledge makes life messier It makes it a bitdifficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldviewIf there are dangerous fools in this book there are also heroes unsung of course They are the linchpins of the system those public servants whose knowledge dedication and proactivity keep the machinery running Michael Lewis finds them and he asks them what keeps them up at night.