If you’re a regular listener, you know this show is not political in nature. He is the author of Moneyball. There’s a scene in Michael Lewis’ book, The Fifth Risk, about President Donald Trump’s takeover of the federal government that I can’t forget.It takes place in the offices of the Department of Energy on November 9, 2016, the day after Trump unexpectedly beat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election. Michael Lewis is an outstanding author and financial journalist who has a passion for economics and innovation.. Lewis, Michael. About Michael Lewis. The Fifth Risk. Paraphrasing from Joe Klein's NYT review of "Fifth Risk," "..Lewis asks MacWilliams [ MacWilliams is John J. MacWilliams, a Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. the fifth risk by Michael Lewis ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 Lewis ( The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds , 2016, etc.) Now Available in Paperback with a New Afterword. 3 – Michael Lewis’s cerebral, studied, insight that should alarm us all more than the above two, “The Fifth Risk.” Of the three, I suspect “The Fifth Risk” will enjoy the shortest time on the bestseller list. He obtained his B.A. Please note: Included with The Fifth Risk is the entirety of The Coming Storm, the Audible Original story of two scientists who revolutionized climate predictions, bringing warning systems to previously unimaginable levels of accuracy. Michael Lewis uncovers the potential cost of putting a price tag on life-saving information. Michael Lewis’s “The Fifth Risk” looks like a book — it has hard covers, chapters, acknowledgments and the rest — but it reads like a love letter. 36-39). “The Fifth Risk PDF Summary” Kindle Edition. from Princeton University and M.A. turns timely political reporting he published in Vanity Fair into a book about federal government bureaucracies … In The Fifth Risk, released this fall, he takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and State as their Obama-era appointees await transition teams from the newly elected Trump administration.Funny thing is, hardly anyone shows up or seems at all interested in … Bestselling author Michael Lewis wants to give you a new appreciation for government. The Fifth Risk (pp. Prior to joining CGEP, MacWilliams served as Associate Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of … Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative of the Trump administration’s botched presidential transition takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its leaders through willful ignorance and greed. from London School of Economics. The Fifth Risk can be thought of as a book to celebrate the dedicated government employees who labor in obscurity to make all of us safer. W. W. Norton & Company. BOTTOM LINE I got about halfway through the book when I realized its value exceeded “Fire and Fury” and, even, “Fear.” Thus, I stopped reading long enough to order the Audible edition. Michael Lewis’s main motivation, however, is to convince readers that government workers would serve the public more effectively if Donald Trump’s uninformed and shortsighted administration was replaced with a more informed and farsighted one.