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Publisher's Summary

After decades covering war and disaster, best-selling author and acclaimed satirist P. J. O'Rourke takes on his scariest subjects yet: business, investment, finance, and the political chicanery behind them.  

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P. J.'s approach to business, investment, and finance is different. He takes the risks for you in his chapter "How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other". He proposes "A Way to Raise Taxes That We'll All Love" - a 200 percent tax on celebrities. He offers a brief history of economic transitions before exploring the world of high-tech innovation with a chapter on "Unnovations", which asks, "The Internet - whose idea was it to put all the idiots on earth in touch with each other?" He misunderstands Bitcoin, which seems "[L]ike a weird scam invented by strange geeks with weaponized slide rules in the high school Evil Math Club". He closes with a fanciful short story about the morning P. J. wakes up and finds that all the world's goods and services are free! 

This is P. J. at his finest, an audiobook not to be missed.

©2018 P. J. O’Rourke (P)2018 HighBridge Company

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Sorry but not my cup of tea

I get that it’s meant to be a humorous look at the world of business and a little look at politics , but it just wasn’t funny. A lot of his ideas on stock markets are flawed, and his constant rantings about technology become boring after a while.
I get that he’s old fashioned and his views sound like that of a grumpy old man but I just didn’t find any of it funny.

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  • Chris Peacock
  • 09-13-18

Sorry but not my cup of tea

I get that it’s meant to be a humorous look at the world of business and a little look at politics , but it just wasn’t funny. A lot of his ideas on stock markets are flawed, and his constant rantings about technology become boring after a while.
I get that he’s old fashioned and his views sound like that of a grumpy old man but I just didn’t find any of it funny.

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  • Chris Peacock
  • 09-13-18

Sorry but not my cup of tea

I get that it’s meant to be a humorous look at the world of business and a little look at politics , but it just wasn’t funny. A lot of his ideas on stock markets are flawed, and his constant rantings about technology become boring after a while.
I get that he’s old fashioned and his views sound like that of a grumpy old man but I just didn’t find any of it funny.