In his tragedies, William Shakespeare chronicles how mankind is "cankered in the grain." King Lear not only is myopic about life and love. In addition he feels very sorry for himself when the consequences of that misperception bite him in the rear.
Somehow those theatrical versions of human flaws are more satisfying than the muckraking of a Michael Lewis. His latest rant about what's very wrong in the U.S. financial system is the unfair advantage of high-speed traders.
Boomberg reports, "The U.S. stock market is rigged when high-frequency traders with advanced computers make tens of billions of dollars by jumping in front of investors, according to Michael Lewis ..." His latest expose is "Flash Boys." Here you can read the Bloomberg coverage.
Centuries after Shakespeare, those who dish about corruption can still get attention. The exception might have been when I was growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey in the late 1950s and early 1960s. We accepted machine politics as the most efficient way to get things done. You wanted the snow removed from your street? You called the parish priest who had a good contact in City Hall. That was that. In gentrification that no longer is the way things are done in Jersey City. But come on, who assumes living and working there have become a level playing field.
Lewis seems to be a clever guy. But he's no Shakespeare.