Michael Lewis

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The former president and first lady struck a multiyear production deal in 2018 to produce shows and films for the streaming service. Photograph  Jim Young/afp/getty Images

Eleven months after striking a deal with Netflix, the Obamas have a slate of programming. Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company, Higher (...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping: the bilateral relationship of old, with its polite hypocrisies and blind-eye turning, is not coming back. Photograph: Damir Sagolj

How much does Donald Trump weigh? On the scales of history, that is. A US president must mount them for a provisional judgment at the two-year mark. I(...)

A still from The Big Short. Steve Carrell (seated in centre) plays Mark Baum, a character based on Steve Eisman.

Steve Eisman shot to fame after Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short, which homed in on his profitable bets on the US housing market collapse which tipp(...)

Steve Eisman was supposedly the  inspiration for the character played by Steve Carell (centre) in the movie version of Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short

A fund manager who correctly predicted the 2008 financial crash says he is shorting three UK banks – betting their share price will fall – in the beli(...)

Bill Gates uses a jar of human faeces as a prop at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing: poor sanitation kills half a million children under the age of five annually. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

The week in numbers: Amazonian affairs 240 US cities that initially responded, with much enthusiasm, to Amazon’s 2017 call for pitches for the honou(...)

Michael Lewis: “There shouldn’t be 35 or 40 per cent of the public that still has a kind thought for Donald Trump.” Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

In January 2017, Joe Hezir, the mild-mannered chief financial officer of the US Department of Energy was working quietly in his office in Washington D(...)

Lehman Brothers collapsed weeks before the Irish government issued its blanket bank guarantee.

The cohort of young adults starting university this month to begin studying finance and economics will almost certainly not know the difference betwee(...)

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(...)

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