The fifth risk

Book Cover
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub. Date:
2018
Language:
English
Description
"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 them.Michael Lewis's 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 2020 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 do.Willful 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 bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.If 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.
Also in This Series
More Details
ISBN:
9781324002642
9781324002659
9781432861841
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 054e4545-570d-3324-afd2-e26160582ff2
Grouping Title fifth risk
Grouping Author lewis michael
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-20 01:04:29AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-20 07:14:49AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Michael Lewis
author_display Lewis, Michael
available_at_western Online OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_western Online OverDrive Collection
display_description "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 them. Michael Lewis takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. At 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 2020 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 do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gain without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing the cost. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. But if 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.
format_category_western eBook
format_western eBook
id 054e4545-570d-3324-afd2-e26160582ff2
isbn 9781324002642
9781324002659
9781432861841
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 6 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 33 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 36 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 8 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 14 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 7 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 9 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 5 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 27 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 19 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 35 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 17 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 12 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 16 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 20 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 30 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 23 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 3 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 21 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 4 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 18 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 6 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 15 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 0 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:.b58059969 .i121742222 Gunnison Non Fiction 320.973 Lew 1 false false On Shelf gugnf
ils:.b58059969 .i124789869 Summit-Breck Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf subnf
ils:.b58059969 .i120717165 GRC Granby Non-Fiction 320.97 LEW 1 false false On Shelf grgan
ils:.b58059969 .i122017705 Lake County Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf lcanf
ils:.b58059969 .i121815328 GCP Silt Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf gcsnf
ils:.b58059969 .i12164831x Basalt Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false Due Aug 30, 2019 banf
ils:.b58059969 .i122725906 GCP Glenwd Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf gcgnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121137442 TELL WPL Adult NonFiction 320.973 LEWIS 1 false false On Shelf tlwnf
ils:.b58059969 .i124286288 Bemis Lower Level 320.973 LEWIS, MI 1 false false Due Sep 7, 2019 below
ils:.b58059969 .i121781021 EVLD Gypsum Branch 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf evg
ils:.b58059969 .i121781008 EVLD Avon Public Library 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf eva
ils:.b58059969 .i120461031 EPL New Non-Fiction Area 320.973 LEWIS, MICHAEL 1 false false On Shelf epnnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121846702 MCPLD Central Non-Fiction 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpmnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121832685 Fort Lewis Leisure Reading E912 .L48 2018 1 false false On Shelf flgle
ils:.b58059969 .i124789894 Summit-Frisco Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf sufnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121795056 GCP Carbon Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf gccnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121869003 SRL Adult Nonfiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf srnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121143867 MCPLD Central Non-Fiction 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpmnf
ils:.b58059969 .i122286984 GCP NewCas Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf gcnnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121916467 SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf ssbnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121091867 GCP Parachute Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf gcpnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121143855 MCPLD DeBeque Adult 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpda
ils:.b58059969 .i121143843 MCPLD Palisade Adult 320.973 L675f 1 false false Due Aug 23, 2019 mppa
ils:.b58059969 .i120712088 Buena Vista New Adult Non-Fiction 320.97 Lew 1 false false Due Aug 26, 2019 bvann
ils:.b58059969 .i121143879 MCPLD Central Non-Fiction 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpmnf
ils:.b58059969 .i124789821 Summit-Silver Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf susnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121657140 Pitkin County Library 320.973 L675 1 false false On Shelf pc
ils:.b58059969 .i121143831 MCPLD Orchard Mesa Adult 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpoa
ils:.b58059969 .i121145360 Basalt Non Fiction 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf banf
ils:.b58059969 .i121769987 Pine River Adult Non-Fiction GOVERNMENT / Politics 1 false false On Shelf pran
ils:.b58059969 .i120484997 Vail Public Library Non Fic & Classics 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Shelf vlnf
ils:.b58059969 .i121085004 CMC Quigley Library E912 .L48 2018 1 false false On Shelf cmg
ils:.b58059969 .i121143818 MCPLD Fruita Adult 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpfa
ils:.b58059969 .i121821146 Crested Butte New Books 320.973 Lew 1 false false On Shelf gucnb
ils:.b58059969 .i121846696 MCPLD Clifton Adult 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpca
Overdrive (CMC):ODN0004188453 ODN0004188453 Overdrive (CMC) Online Overdrive (CMC) eBook eBook 1 false true Overdrive (CMC) http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=162&titleID=4188453 Available Online Overdrive (CMC)
ils:.b59311708 .i124692515 Vail Public Library Large Print LTB 320.973 LEW 1 false false On Hold Shelf vllp
ils:.b59311708 .i124899456 MCPLD Clifton Large Print Large Print 320.973 L675f 1 false false On Shelf mpcal
ils:.b59311708 .i125880935 Bemis Large Print New Book LP 320.973 LEWIS, MI 1 false false Due Sep 8, 2019 belnb
itype_western
last_indexed 2019-08-20T13:14:49.535Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_western Online OverDrive
local_time_since_added_western Year
owning_library_western Western Colorado University Online
owning_location_western Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn 9781324002642
publishDate 2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 eBook eBook English W. W. Norton & Company 2018
ils:.b58059969 Book Books First edition. English W.W. Norton & Company, [2018] 221 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Overdrive (CMC):ODN0004188453 eBook eBook English 2018. 1 online resource
ils:.b59311708 Large Print Books Large print edition. English Thorndike Press, [2018] 279 pages(large print) ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_western
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 17 Available Online Available Online false true true false false true
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
series_with_volume Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction|
subject_facet
Administrative agencies -- Management
Administrative agencies -- United States -- Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commercial Policy
Business
Civil service
Civil service -- United States
Electronic books
Government executives
Government executives -- United States
Large type books
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Energy Policy
Politics
Public administration
Public administration -- United States
United States
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
title_display The fifth risk
title_full The Fifth Risk
The fifth risk / Michael Lewis
The fifth risk [electronic resource]. Michael Lewis
The fifth risk [text (large print)] / by Michael Lewis
title_short The fifth risk
title_sub
topic_facet Administrative agencies
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commercial Policy
Business
Civil service
Government executives
Management
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Energy Policy
Politics
Politics and government
Public administration