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di Michael Lewis

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"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. At Agriculture, the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it's not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gain without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing the cost. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. But if there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes -- unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system: those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.… (altro)
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A brief look into oft-overlooked aspects of our government -a great conversation-starter for those interested in what governing is, what it looks like, and what government should be. While there were certain times that the author allowed his own bias to taint his words, the illumination given within the text far outweighs his few indiscretions.

One larger concern I did have - no formal conclusion to wrap up the main threads of the work. His last paragraph did serve as a succinct end; I just wish there was a bit more to tie it up.

A quick read to spur your interest further. Recommended for those interested in U.S. government, bureaucracy, or the presidential transition of 2016. ( )
  alrajul | Jun 1, 2023 |
I've heard several interviews with Micheal Lewis and his topics interest me so I was very curious to read this but found it dissapointing. His writing is very good, he finds unusual people to tell their stories and he does a great job bringing them to life but it just read as a series of long-form magazine articles. There was never an attempt to bring it all into one narrative. I knew the narrative since I had heard interviews about the book, that government has to think about those 1 in a million risks, but he never really pulled all the threads together to make that argument. All of it was enjoyable to read but the entire book left me wanting something more substantial.

As a side note, this was published in 2018 and mentioned a pandemic as a risk way more times than I felt great about.
  amyem58 | Feb 7, 2023 |
Government is a tool for people to come together and provide services so that more people overall can live good lives. Democracy is slow, and bureaucratic, but it is an ideal that I believe is worth striving toward. Lewis does a good job of explaining U.S. government successes and the depressing reality of the current administration's ignorance and willful destruction. :( Unfortunately for me, there wasn't much new content in this book. I had already listened to Lewis's Audible book, The Coming Storm about the U.S. weather service, and had already read his Vanity Fair article about Department of Energy, both of which were also included in this book and were about 2/3 of the content. ( )
  bangerlm | Jan 18, 2023 |
Really great analysis on how government workers are only highlighted for their failures not their successes. The last chapter was a weird match thematically and kind of distracted from the book's thesis ( )
  martialalex92 | Dec 10, 2022 |
Great reveal of the Trump administration's disinterest in maintaining the departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Energy, NASA and NOAA and the repercussions of having no stockpile of trained personnel to manage career employees. Disgraceful and should be screamed into the ears of all MAGAtts and the new House. Very discouraging. ( )
  froxgirl | Nov 17, 2022 |
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The relationship between the people and their government troubled her (Kathy Sullivan, head of NOAA). The government was the mission of an entire society: why was the society undermining it? "I'm routinely appalled by how profoundly ignorant even highly educated people are when it comes to the structure and function of our government," she said. "The sense of identity as Citizen has been replaced by Consumer. The idea that government should serve the citizens like a waiter or concierge, rather than in a 'collective good' sense."
There is another way to think of John MacWilliams' fifth risk: the risk a society runs when it falls into the habit of responding to long-term risks with short-term solutions. […] “Program Management” is the existential risk that you never really even imagine as a risk. (Chapter I: “Tail Risk,” p. 75 (Norton, 2018))
Thousands of people inside the Federal government had spent the better part of a year drawing a vivid picture of it for the benefit of the new administration. The United States government might be the most complicated on the face of the earth. Its two million federal employees take orders from four thousand political appointees. Dysfunction is baked into the structure of the thing: the subordinates know their bosses will be replaced every four to eight years. And that the direction of their enterprises might change overnight – with an election, or a war, or some other political event. (Chapter I: “Tail Risk,” p. 37 (Norton, 2018))
The 2020 national census will be a massive undertaking for which there is not a moment to lose, and yet there's no Trump appointee in place to run it. “The actual government has not really taken over,” said Max Stier. “It's kindergarten soccer. Everyone is on the ball. No one is at their positions. But I doubt Trump sees the reality. Everywhere he goes, everything is going to be hunky-dory and nice. No-one gives him the bad news.” (Chapter I: “Tail Risk,” p. 46 (Norton, 2018))
The third department [Rick] Perry wanted to get rid of, he later recalled, was the Department of Energy. In his confirmation hearings to run the department, Perry confessed that when he called for its elimination, he hadn't actually known what the Department of Energy did – and he now regretted saying that it didn't do anything worth doing. (Chapter I: “Tail Risk,” p. 47 (Norton, 2018))
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"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. At Agriculture, the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it's not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gain without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing the cost. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. But if there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes -- unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system: those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

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