The fifth risk

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
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 Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781324002642
9781324002659
9781432861841
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID054e4545-570d-3324-afd2-e26160582ff2
Grouping Titlefifth risk
Grouping Authorlewis michael
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-12-09 17:25:48PM
Last Indexed2019-12-09 17:26:37PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorMichael Lewis
author_displayLewis, Michael
available_at_steamboatschoolsOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_steamboatschoolsOnline 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_steamboatschoolseBook
format_steamboatschoolseBook
id054e4545-570d-3324-afd2-e26160582ff2
isbn9781324002642
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-fb1e83345fa66Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa620Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa621Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa627Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa619Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa623Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa612Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa618Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa633Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook6falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa615Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa61Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa65Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa614Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa617Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa63Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa67Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa64Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa68Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa616Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa69Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa635Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa630Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa636Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b58059969.i124789869Summit-Breck Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfsubnf
ils:.b58059969.i122286984GCP NewCas Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfgcnnf
ils:.b58059969.i121916467SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfssbnf
ils:.b58059969.i121143867MCPLD Central Non-Fiction320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpmnf
ils:.b58059969.i121143831MCPLD Orchard Mesa Adult320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpoa
ils:.b58059969.i121781021EVLD Gypsum Branch320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfevg
ils:.b58059969.i121657140Pitkin County Library320.973 L6751falsefalseOn Shelfpc
ils:.b58059969.i121145360Basalt Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfbanf
ils:.b58059969.i124286288Bemis Lower Level320.973 LEWIS, MI1falsefalseOn Shelfbelow
ils:.b58059969.i121091867GCP Parachute Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfgcpnf
ils:.b58059969.i122017705Lake County Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelflcanf
ils:.b58059969.i121781008EVLD Avon Public Library320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfeva
ils:.b58059969.i12178101xEVLD Eagle Public Library320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfeve
ils:.b58059969.i121143855MCPLD DeBeque Adult320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpda
ils:.b58059969.i127904499MRLD Montrose Nonfiction 300320.973 Lew1falsefalseOn Shelfmrlak
ils:.b58059969.i122725906GCP Glenwd Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseDue Dec 18, 2019gcgnf
ils:.b58059969.i121815328GCP Silt Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseDue Dec 30, 2019gcsnf
ils:.b58059969.i121846702MCPLD Central Non-Fiction320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpmnf
ils:.b58059969.i124789894Summit-Frisco Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfsufnf
ils:.b58059969.i127904505MRLD Naturita Nonfiction 300320.973 Lew1falsefalseOn Shelfmrnak
ils:.b58059969.i121137442TELL WPL Adult NonFiction320.973 LEWIS1falsefalseOn Shelftlwnf
ils:.b58059969.i121143843MCPLD Palisade Adult320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmppa
ils:.b58059969.i121742222Gunnison Non Fiction320.973 Lew1falsefalseOn Shelfgugnf
ils:.b58059969.i120712088Buena Vista Adult Non-Fiction320.97 Lew1falsefalseOn Shelfbvabn
ils:.b58059969.i121832685Fort Lewis Leisure ReadingE912 .L48 20181falsefalseOn Shelfflgle
ils:.b58059969.i121085004CMC Quigley LibraryE912 .L48 20181falsefalseOn Shelfcmg
ils:.b58059969.i121769987Pine River Adult Non-FictionGOVERNMENT / Politics1falsefalseOn Shelfpran
ils:.b58059969.i121846696MCPLD Clifton Adult320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpca
ils:.b58059969.i121143818MCPLD Fruita Adult320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpfa
ils:.b58059969.i121869003SRL Adult Nonfiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseDue Jan 13, 2020srnf
ils:.b58059969.i120461031EPL New Non-Fiction Area320.973 LEWIS, MICHAEL1falsefalseDue Dec 13, 2019epnnf
ils:.b58059969.i120717165GRC Granby Non-Fiction320.97 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfgrgan
ils:.b58059969.i120484997Vail Public Library Non Fic & Classics320.973 LEW1falsefalseDue Dec 16, 2019vlnf
ils:.b58059969.i121795056GCP Carbon Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfgccnf
ils:.b58059969.i121821146Crested Butte New Books320.973 Lew1falsefalseOn Shelfgucnb
ils:.b58059969.i124789821Summit-Silver Non Fiction320.973 LEW1falsefalseOn Shelfsusnf
Overdrive (CMC):ODN0004188453ODN0004188453Overdrive (CMC)Online Overdrive (CMC)eBookeBook1falsetrueOverdrive (CMC)http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=162&titleID=4188453Available OnlineOverdrive (CMC)
ils:.b59311708.i124692515Vail Public Library Large PrintLTB 320.973 LEW1falsefalseDue Dec 27, 2019vllp
ils:.b59311708.i124899456MCPLD Clifton Large PrintLarge Print 320.973 L675f1falsefalseOn Shelfmpcal
ils:.b59311708.i125880935Bemis Large Print New BookLP 320.973 LEWIS, MI1falsefalseDue Dec 23, 2019belnb
last_indexed2019-12-10T00:26:37.891Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_steamboatschoolsOnline OverDrive
owning_library_steamboatschoolsSteamboat Springs Schools Online
owning_location_steamboatschoolsOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9781324002642
publishDate2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6eBookeBookEnglishW. W. Norton & Company2018
ils:.b58059969BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishW.W. Norton & Company, [2018]221 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Overdrive (CMC):ODN0004188453eBookeBookEnglish2018.1 online resource
ils:.b59311708Large PrintBooksLarge print edition.EnglishThorndike Press, [2018]279 pages(large print) ; 23 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_steamboatschools
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa619Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:88be9b1f-8798-42c0-be90-fb1e83345fa6-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
seriesThorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
series_with_volumeThorndike 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_displayThe fifth risk
title_fullThe Fifth Risk
The fifth risk / Michael Lewis
The fifth risk [electronic resource]. Michael Lewis
The fifth risk [text (large print)] / by Michael Lewis
title_shortThe fifth risk
topic_facetAdministrative 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