Book Forum

None of My Business: P. J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You

(Atlantic Monthly Press, September 2018)

In cooperation with the Smith Family Foundation

September 12, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

The Pierre, 2 E 61st Street, New York City

Featuring the author P. J. O’Rourke, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with welcoming remarks by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

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P. J. O’Rourke, America’s leading political satirist and Cato H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, has been dubbed “the funniest writer in America” by the Wall Street Journal. In his new book, None of My Business: P. J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You, the best‐​selling author delves into the world of business, offering his humorous, incisive musings on everything from banking and investments to China and the future of Bitcoin—and, of course, how the “crazy things” that government does to money manage to make the financial world even more mind‐​boggling.

Whether explaining what cleaning his chicken coop taught him about investing, how covering war zones for Rolling Stone taught him economics, or what his teenage daughter revealed to him about the digital economy, O’Rourke is always sure to deliver pithy insights with a healthy dose of humor. Join the Cato Institute for this rousing discussion of the wild world of finance.


11:45AM Registration
12:00PM Lunch and Welcoming Remarks by David Boaz
12:45PM P. J. O’Rourke — Luncheon Address

Book signing to follow