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)

Book Forum
September 6, 2018
12:00PM to 1:00PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring the author P. J. O’Rourke, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

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. He offers 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 can make the financial world even more mind-boggling.


Whether explaining what cleaning his chicken coop taught him about investing, telling how covering war zones for Rolling Stone taught him economics, or sharing 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.

Noon–1:00PM   Remarks by P. J. O’Rourke
1:00PM–2:00PM   Luncheon and book signing