ISBN 9788183221535,O n The Wealth of Nations

O n The Wealth of Nations



Manjul Publishing House

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788183221535

ISBN-10 818322153X


Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Political Science

More than two hundred and thirty years after the publication of Adam Smith's practical truths that shook the world in The Wealth of Nations; it has only begun to be absorbed fully. In his hilarious and brilliant style P. J. O'Rourke shows how Adam Smith is relevant. He tells us in the most amusing ways how things that now seem obvious were once revolutionary; and how division of labor, freedom of trade and pursuit of self interest espoused by Smith were vital to the welfare of mankind. He goes on to establish that far from being an avatar of capitalism, Smith was actually a moralist of liberty. It is one of the most mirthful and insightful examination of Adam Smith's classic book that has laid our foundation for understanding economics today. O'Rourke is known for his humor, and this time he has retained it in this shortened version of epic book of 1776 that changed the world in the most understandable ways. This is a reliable way to know the classic book without having to actually read it. O'Rourke has made the book more enjoyable by his literary talent and is now a literally appetizer. About the Author P. J. O'Rourke Ohio born P.J O'Rourke is one of the funniest and most insightful thinker and writer of America. Both these aspects are at their best display in his 13' book On the Wealth of Nations. He is a known name as a political satirist, journalist and writer. His hilarity makes the reading more fun and enjoyable. He has published 16 books of which 3 have made it to the New York Times bestsellers. He has written for magazines as Playboy, Vanity Fair, Car and Driver and Rolling Stone. He has been a freelance writer since 1981 and his books have been translated in a dozen languages worldwide.