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P.J.’s Economics 101
Open House with P.J. O'Rourke
Thursday, October 29, 1998

P. J. O’Rourke
Bestselling Author, Humorist and Political Satirist. Author, Eat the Rich: A Treatise in Economics
As most people (along with many experts”) try to fathom the volatility of financial markets and the complexities of global economies, the man who Time magazine has called “one of America’s most hilarious and provocative writers” brings it all into perspective. Who else but P.J. could provide this primer on Wall Street: “In order to understand the stock market we have to realize that, like anything enormous and inert, it’s fundamentally stable, and like anything emotion-driven, it’s volatile as hell." But he doesn’t stop there. Embarking from Wall Street, P.J. takes us on an hilarious and enlightening worldwide tour of the foibles of governments from Russia to Tanzania, from Albania to Shanghai, and from Hong Kong to Havana, and revisits college economics courses, counteracting them with his own version of Econ. 101. The result is the world’s only astute, comprehensive and comic presentation of the basic principles of economics that will truly make you laugh on purpose.

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