You’ve written fiction based on a school mass murderer (We Need to Talk About Kevin), the broken health-care system (So Much for That), obesity (Big Brother), and now the aftermath of a U.S. default (The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047). Why did you hinge a plot on fiscal disaster?
I think since 2008, ordinary people are much better educated about economics, by necessity. It created a tectonic underconfidence about everything to do with money, down to solvency of the banks that were taking your money, the money itself. Then we moved rapidly from the subprime crisis to the sovereign debt crisis. I’m very interested in debt on a moral level. We have become very sympathetic with debtors. I’m not saying I’m not. But I think we’re undersympathetic with creditors, and we’re underappreciative of the degree with which we are all creditors. On the simplest level, you give [the bank] your money in good faith, and you have reason to expect it back.
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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
O novo livro de Lionel Shriver parece ser bastante interessante, de acordo com uma entrevista na Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Deixo aqui apenas a primeira Q&A: