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Michael Lewis at home in Berkeley the year he published The Big Short.

Sawdust and eucalyptus scent the air. Old men and young women in spandex cycle, jog and walk along a dirt track that cuts through the dried-out hills above Berkeley, California.

As the afternoon sun drops, its rays turn everything the colour of turmeric. Michael Lewis, traipsing up a hill, panting slightly, is expounding on the state of the world.

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