Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

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 May 26, 2019
Highly thought provoking and extremely enjoyable. Like all books by Michael Lewis.

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 Apr 24, 2019
Well spun narratives that support ideas with cherrypicked anecdotes portrayed as echoing absolutes, disappointing knowing the author's comfort with data. Offers insight into the author's emotional thought process

 Apr 24, 2019


Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and much more. And he asks what’s happening to a world where everyone loves to hate the referee.

Episode Date
Bonus Live Episode: Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell
Around the launch of Against the Rules, Michael spoke with his friend and co-producer, the author Malcolm Gladwell, at the 92Y in New York. Hear them talk about podcasting, referees, and the magic of “conversational delight.”
May 21, 2019
The Magic Shoebox
Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange. 
May 14, 2019
Baby Judge School
Judges now want us to know they’re human. But maybe we’d be better off if we didn’t know.
May 07, 2019
The Neutral
What kind of person makes a neutral referee? It’s not the kind of person you think.
Apr 30, 2019
The Hand of Leonardo
The authenticator ref absolves everyone of blame. And sometimes generates money out of thin air.
Apr 23, 2019
The Alex Kogan Experience
Everyone hates grammar and ethics cops. Until they need one.
Apr 16, 2019
The Seven Minute Rule
The government protects us from some dangerous products, but not from others that, over time, ruin countless lives.
Apr 09, 2019
Ref, You Suck!
Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that’s trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness.
Apr 02, 2019
Introducing Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Get ready for the launch of Michael Lewis's first podcast, where he takes listeners from student-loan call centers to the courts of Uzbekistan to the new trading hubs of Wall Street (in New Jersey).  What happens when fairness can't be enforced?
Mar 22, 2019