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None of My Business (Hardcover)

| Atlantic Monthly Press | 9/4/2018

ISBN-10 : 0802128483   ISBN-13 : 9780802128485   List Price : $27.00

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Delving into the world of big money has all the excitement of being a war correspondent with only two-thirds of the danger. In None of My Business, bestselling author and acclaimed satirist P. J. O’Rourke takes on his scariest subjects yet?business, investment, finance, and the political chicanery behind them. Want to get rich overnight for free in 3 easy steps with no risk? Then don’t buy this book. (Actually, if you believe there’s a book that can do that, you shouldn’t buy any books because you probably can’t read.) 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” and details the economic lessons he learned in global combat zones. P.J. has his eye on the present as well as the past. He proposes “A Way to Raise Taxes That We’ll All Love”?a 200% tax on celebrities. He explores the world of high tech innovation with a chapter on “Unnovations,” which begs the question, “The Internet?whose idea was it to put all the idiots on earth in touch with each other?” He misunderstands bitcoin (which seems “like 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 that P.J. wakes up and finds that all the world’s goods and services are free! This is P.J. at his finest, a book not to be missed.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0802128483
  • ISBN-13: 9780802128485
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
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