My accomplice Barry Ritholtz speaks to Michael Lewis, whose newest e-book is “Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon,” on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
Lewis has been the topic of a large uproar on social media for the way in which his e-book portrays SBF and the way in which he’s spoken about his topic in the course of the promotion tour, particularly on ’60 Minutes’ final Sunday. Michael appears to have a gentle spot in his coronary heart for the boy surprise who turned out to be one of many greatest monetary frauds in American historical past. I assume it’s exhausting for Michael Lewis to make the flip from “This man’s a genius” to this “This man’s the brand new Madoff” after shadowing him for 3 years. He loves these outsider oddball characters and he apparently isn’t scathing sufficient within the aftermath of the crime’s discovery. I feel he got down to write one e-book, wrote it, then the entire thing unraveled and he needed to alter what he had written. He most likely ought to have modified the title of the e-book in gentle of how a lot larger the crime is than anything in regards to the story. If it had been titled “Bahamas Ponzi Nerd Orgy”, he most likely wouldn’t be getting this a lot criticism.
Anyway, hearken to the dialog and decide for your self. Or read the book, get it here.
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