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Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.

20 Great Articles by Michael Lewis

20 amazing articles by one of the world's top journalists

The Financial Crisis

The End

The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. What went wrong?

The Man Who Crashed the World

How one man (almost) single-handedly destroyed the world's biggest insurance company.

Betting on the Blind Side

How one investor spotted the huge bubble in the subprime-mortgage bond market, in 2004, and created a way to bet against it.

Wall Street on the Tundra

What led a tiny fishing nation, population 300,000, to decide, around 2003, to re-invent itself as a global financial power?

Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds

How Greece ran up a $1.2 trillion debt (roughly a quarter-million dollars for each working adult).

When Irish Eyes Are Crying

Thew Irish boom, bust and how the country's government and banks conspired to screw its people.

Goldman Sachs' Golden Handshake

Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

Sport

The Trading Desk

For the past four years, working with one of the lowest payrolls in the game, the Oakland A’s have won as many regular-season games as almost any other team. How on earth did they do it?

The Ballad of Big Mike

Every other high-school football player in America was dying for Lemming to invite him to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Michael Oher had left his invitation on the table…

The No-Stats All-Star

His greatness is not marked in box scores or at slam-dunk contests, but on the court Shane Battier makes his team better, often much better, and his opponents worse, often much worse.

Economics

How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate the World Economy

A classic late 80s piece about what the economic fallout would be if a 7.9- magnitude earthquake struck Tokyo.

How the Eggheads Cracked

How Long-Term Capital Management fell apart.

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