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Author photo. P.J. O'Rourke [credit: Cato Institute]

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P. J. O'Rourke
Booknotes, Sunday, January 3, 1999
P. J. O'Rourke discusses Eat the Rich.

A conservative, prosperous, American journalist gadding around the world laughing at all the ways less successful nations screw up their economy—this might not sound like the recipe for a great read, unless you're Rush Limbaugh, but if that journalist is P.J. O'Rourke you can be sure that you'll enjoy the ride even if you don't agree with the politics. Although Eat the Rich is subtitled A Treatise on Economics, O'Rourke spends relatively few pages tackling the complexities of monetary theory. He's much happier when flying from Sweden to Hong Kong to Tanzania to Moscow, gleefully recording every economic goof he can find. When he visits post-Communist Russia and finds a country that is as messed up by capitalism as it was by Communism, O'Rourke mixes jokes about black-market shoes with disturbing insights into a nation on the verge of collapse. P.J. O'Rourke is more than a humorist, he's an experienced international journalist with a lot of frequent-flyer miles, and this gives even his funniest riffs on the world's problems the ring of truth. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)

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