Michael Lewis

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In 2013, analyst Tim Lee forecast that the Turkish lira, then trading at 1.9 to the US dollar, would collapse to 7.2. The 7 level was breached last month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A financial crisis is bad enough, but how would you feel if you were warned in advance but did nothing? How would you feel upon hearing those four dre(...)

A mocked-up “Delete Facebook” message on an iPhone. Photograph: Johannes Berg/Bloomberg

Facebook provides a fun, free and remarkably popular service to 2.2 billion users around the world. But the downside, and it is a very big one, is tha(...)

Michael Doyle and Rosanna Kleemann with their laptop which they  used to find their new home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Property hunting has become a pastime de jour in the last two years, with pubs and coffee shops the stage for conversations about whether now is the r(...)

Amsterdam may be less attractive to bankers than to high-speed traders. Photograph: iStock

Frankfurt has the banks, and Paris has the culture, but for trading firms looking for a post-Brexit European home, Amsterdam may have the best attract(...)

Nigel Farage poses in front of a pro-Brexit campaign poster in Clacton-on-Sea days before the referendum in June 2016. Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP/Getty Images

Each summer, newspapers invite eminent people to name the books they will read over the break. Whether or not you take the answers at face value – wha(...)

Iceland’s weak krona has helped to fuel a tourism boom. Photograph: Reuters

The end of Iceland’s nine years of capital controls this week is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses – and for those economists who, lik(...)

 Beyonce performs at a Get Out The Vote concert in support of Hillary Clinton in  November. The singer is set to headline this year’s Coachella festival in the US, which is run by Philip Anschutz’s  Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG Live).  (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images)

Like many of you, the recent break was a good time to have a go at the ever-growing tsundoku of unread books around the house. In between spending ti(...)

  Michael Lewis, author of The Undoing Project and, previously, The Big Short. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Getty

Investors have long lapped up the work of Michael Lewis, the author of financial bestsellers such as Liar’s Poker, Flash Boys and The Big Short. Lewis(...)

The Undoing Project: Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman in the 1970s.  Photograph courtesy of Barbara Tversky

How can we make sense of our world? How should we make the best decisions? Why do we make certain mistakes over and over again? And what implications (...)

Dermot Morgan and Ardal O’Hanlon in  ‘Father Ted’,  which was first broadcast on  Channel 4

When President Michael D Higgins made his successful State visit to the UK in 2014, the Department of Foreign Affairs issued a cheerful press release.(...)

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