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Roger Long has commented on (2) products.

West of Here by Jonathan Evison
West of Here

Roger Long, January 1, 2012

I read a lot of books, probably over 200 books a year, and this is the best book I read in 2011. Beautifully written, It tells the story of the Northwest in microcosm.

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Roger Long, January 3, 2011

This is an extremely entertaining and sometimes even hilarious book, and yet, in the end, it's sobering. Depressing, even. The book is the story of the subprime mortgage debacle told from the point of view some of the very few people who saw it coming. The interesting thing about these people is they all seem to be people who are compulsively honest, virtually incapable of lying, whereas the far larger number of people who participated eagerly in the debacle were so in the habit of lying that they lied to themselves, and believed it.

The most depressing aspect of the book is that, after the collapse, virtually all of the guilty parties kept their ill-gotten gains, and their jobs, and are yet again collecting obscene bonuses on Wall Street.
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