How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street by Michael Lewis

By Michael Lewis

Within the overdue Eighties, jap scientists have been attempting to determine the industrial harm that might be brought on if a catastrophic earthquake destroyed Tokyo. the reply was once bleak, yet no longer for Japan. Kaoru Oda, an economist who labored for Tokai financial institution, speculated that the us may turn out paying the main. Why? Japan owned trillions of dollars’ worthy of overseas liquid resources and investments. those resources, which the area trusted, will be bought, forcing international locations into the precarious place of getting to come quite a lot of cash they won't have. After the new earthquake, Michael Lewis reexamined this speculation and got here to a stunning end. together with his attribute humorousness and wit, Lewis, once more, explains the internal workings of a monetary catastrophe.

“How a Tokyo Earthquake may well Devastate Wall Street” looks in Michael Lewis’s e-book The funds Culture.

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