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#251: Michael Lewis, Financial Disaster Travel Journalist

February 11th, 2011

Episode 349 of 910 episodes

"At bottom, I'm not all that interested in money," Michael Lewis tells us on today's Planet Money. On the show, we talk about the long arc of Lewis's work. In the '80s, he wrote a book about the people who created mortgage-backed securities. Last year, he described people who bet against mortgage backed securities and got rich when they collapsed in the financial crisis. In his next book, he'll profile some of the places that got hit particularly hard in the crisis.

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