What does it mean when something's too big to fail? It's a question Americans have been asking themselves since the 2008 economic recession, when the ostensible leaders of the American banking and automotive industries received $700 billion in bailouts.
Helping to answer that question is Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box and one of the nation's most highly regarded economic journalists. Boiseans won't have to go to Wall Street to find him, either. The author of NYT bestseller Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System and Themselves will speak at the Egyptian Theatre Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35-$45.
Sorkin received a Gerald Loeb Award for breaking journalism in 2004, and in 2005 and 2006, he won Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards for breaking news. The World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader in 2007. In 2008 and 2009, Sorkin was put on Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment" list. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was named on Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people on the nation's boards of directors.
Presented by The Cabin Literary Center, Sorkin's presentation will illuminate the complexities of the economy and give straight answers to questions about that Byzantine and faraway institutions that have affected the lives of everyone in America, including Wall Street.