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Nov 23, 2007

Show 141  P.J. ORourke on the – On the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. Learn the bedrock principles of free-market economics while you laugh. You read that right. And only P.J. O’Rourke could make it possible On The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations might well be the most influential work of economics ever written, but it’s never been considered a laugh-riot. That could change, however, with this explication of Smith’s free-market masterpiece by conservative commentator and humorist P.J. O’Rourke. In On The Wealth of Nations, O’Rourke manages to accomplish a fourfold task that no one would have thought possible: (1) to explain all of Smith’s ideas - from the simple to the complex - clearly and concisely; (2) to show how those principles can help us understand - and solve - today’s economic social problems; (3) to use Smith’s evergreen wisdom as the jumping-off point for O’Rourke’s own biting social commentary; and (4) to keep you in stitches from beginning to end. Purchase Audio book or audio download for as low as $10.45 at Amazon P.J. ORourke On the Wealth of Nations. Highly recommended. Podcast rating 6 out of 10. 15MB and 68 minutes long.