The Fifth Risk

By Michael Lewis


The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy waited to brief the administration’s transition team on the agency it would soon be running. Nobody appeared. Across all departments the stories were the same: Trump appointees were few and far between; those who did show up were shockingly uninformed abou…


Published date: December 3, 2019
Type: Books
Genre: History, Nonfiction, Social Science

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There is no better author to make the federal bureaucracy an exciting read.

@brianstorms @NatashaBertrand That’s one of the most important books I’ve read in the past couple of years. Notably, it came out right around the time the government shut down further establishing Lewis’s point.