On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by P. J. O'Rourke

On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by P. J. O'Rourke year 2008
  • Book name: On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World
  • Author: P. J. O'Rourke
  • Release date: 2008/9/25
  • Publisher: GROVE PRESS / ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Business, Finance and Law
  • ISBN: 9780802143426
  • Rating: 9.88 of 10
  • Votes: 594
  • Review by: Evelyn Keane
  • Review rating: 7.24 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/19
  • Total pages: 242
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In On The Wealth of Nations, America's most provocative satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, reads Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations so you don't have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes-including the blockbuster sixty-seven-page 'digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the last four centuries,' which, 'to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu.' Although daunting, Smith's tome is still essential to understanding such current hot-topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this hilarious, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P. J. puts his trademark wit to good use, and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H11M31S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Economic Theory & Philosophy, Economic History
  • Available formats: WORD, DOC, EPUB, AZW, PRC, PDF, PNG, TXT. Compressed in LZ, ZIP, TAR.BZ, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.01 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x199x17mm
  • Weight: 249g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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