Book Forum

On the Wealth of Nations

Atlantic Monthly Press, January 2007

January 9, 2007 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring the author, P. J. O’Rourke, America’s leading political humorist and Cato H. L. Mencken research fellow.

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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".