On The Wealth of Nations by P. J. O’Rourke audiobook

On The Wealth of Nations

By P. J. O’Rourke
Read by Michael Prichard

Tantor Audio 9780871139498

The Books that Changed the World Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200144105

  • ISBN: 9798200144099

  • ISBN: 9798200144112

Runtime: 5.71 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Recognized almost instantly upon its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over 900 pages in two volumes—including the blockbuster 67-page "digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the last four centuries," which, according to P. J. O'Rourke, "to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu." Although daunting, Smith's tome is still essential to understanding such current hot topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this hilarious, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, O'Rourke puts his trademark wit to good use and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Highly accessible, often hilarious.... [Listeners] well versed and not so well versed in economic theory will enjoy this delightful look at Smith's famous and famously dense work. Booklist
“The book reads like a witty Cliffs Notes, with plenty of challenges for the armchair economist to wrap his head around.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: P. J. O’Rourke

Author Bio: P. J. O’Rourke

P. J. O’Rourke is the author of Modern Manners, The Bachelor Home Companion, Republican Party Reptile, Holidays in Hell, Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, and All the Trouble in the World. He writes for Rolling Stone, Automobile, and American Spectator and lives in New Hampshire and Washington, DC.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English