Socialism for capitalist
February 3rd, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Socialism for capitalist

The No. 1 bestselling book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” that details the 2008 financial crisis is now out on paperback with a new afterword. Today on American Morning, "Big Short" author Michael Lewis talks about the roller-coaster ride of the economy last year and the reactions to the book by some of its subjects, including members of Congress.

Lewis also gives his insight on the protests in Egypt and the economic toll they may have on the financial markets in the United States. Watch to see why he says Wall Street is always looking for something to blame.

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  1. Cesar

    I love the smell of new printed crispy dollar bills.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banana

    I love the smell of napalm in the morning...
    Smells like...


    February 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dennis Cica

    Wall street makes money from making money off of money. The Wall street financial leviathan contributes nothing to the world. They take money from people and line their own pockets. They are a symbol of corruption and should be disbanded.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @banana, napalm? You're dangerous!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    lol cesar. . thats why he calls himself banana. . either that or its ruffnutt in disguise cuz he hit the mother lode when he found a plane full of drugs lmao

    February 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Chrissy maybe it is RuffNutt, but I still think he's passed out-party animal.

    February 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    more like a wannabe party animal lmao my sister is a major pothead they dont pass out 4 long, but they do get lost alot lol

    February 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wed

    What ever

    February 4, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. thecomedian

    can anyone lend me $10?

    February 5, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Isitgood?

      Only if its for a GOOD cause. Maybe for a contribution ofr the KGB. And im not talking about the old soviet insitution.

      February 6, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |