Featuring P.J. O’Rourke, Author of On the Wealth of Nations (Atlantic Monthly Press, January 2007) with welcoming remarks by Susan Chamberlin, Vice President for Government Affairs, Cato Institute and an introduction by Sallie James, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
P.J. O’Rourke will give a modern-day spin on The Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith’s revolutionary theories on liberty: pursuit of self-interest, division of labor, and freedom of trade. Employing Smith’s insights, P. J. will tackle such present day topics as outsourcing, blogs, central banks, and lobbyists, to name just a few. As P. J. puts it, he read The Wealth of Nations “so you don’t have to.