One blogger commented:
I was hoping the ending story would be one of a community where the stakeholders figured out that they were on a path to disaster, and managed to put aside selfishness and get themselves on a path to long term solvency, before they destroyed what made the community desirable in the first place.Another commented:
Is there no such example?
Blaming "greed" for our fiscal woes is like blaming gravity for airplane crashes. Human nature is what it is and always has been in every corner of the world. At the start of the article, Lewis conjures up the greek debacle, so how is that explained in American consumerist culture? Why is is that with the same human nature other societies manage to thrive and keep their finances in order? Michael Lewis didn't have to travel far. He could've just gone to Utah, New Hampshire or Nebraska and asked them what they're doing different.