“The Fifth Risk” is a popular book that describes how the government protects us. Michael Lewis is the author of this best-selling book. Michael Lewis is also the best-selling author of The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, Moneyball and The Big Short. The Fifth Risk is drilling down into the day-to-day realities in a handful of little-recognized federal agencies, Lewis convincingly shows how government protects us from some of the most alarming risks facing humanity.
He relates the dangers we and the world as a whole new face as the direct result of inattention and misguided policy by the Trump Administration.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 basic role of the government is to keep us safe, to quote one of the expert government he interviewed.