Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Eat the Rich - A Treatise on Economics - cover

Eat the Rich - A Treatise on Economics

P. J. O'Rourke

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

A New York Times bestseller: “The funniest writer in America” takes on the global economy (The Wall Street Journal).   In this book, renowned political humorist P. J. O’Rourke, author of Parliament of Whores and How the Hell Did This Happen? leads us on a hysterical whirlwind world tour from the “good capitalism” of Wall Street to the “bad socialism” of Cuba in search of the answer to an age-old question: “Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?” With stops in Albania, Sweden, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Tanzania, O’Rourke takes a look at the complexities of economics with a big dose of the incomparable wit that has made him one of today’s most refreshing commentators.   “O’Rourke has done the unthinkable: he’s made money funny.” —Forbes FYI   “[O’Rourke is] witty, smart and—though he hides it under a tough coat of cynicism—a fine reporter . . . Delightful.” —The New York Times Book Review

Other books that might interest you

  • Stoneywish and other chilling stories: A Bloomsbury Reader - cover

    Stoneywish and other chilling...

    Joan Aiken

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    A brilliant collection of spine-chilling tales by Joan Aiken, author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.  
     
    From a mysterious traveller who leaves an injured horse with a stranger, to a garden plant that slowly creeps into a house during a thunderstorm and a man who comes across two angry forces in the middle of a forest, this chilling collection of stories will have readers jumping at bumps in the night. 
     
    Much-loved author Joan Aiken is best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the Arabel and Mortimer books. This brilliant collection has spooky black-and-white illustrations by Masha Ukhova and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.  
     
    The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. 
     
    Book Band: Dark Blue 
    Ideal for ages 9+
    Show book
  • The Lawyers - Perfect Crimes - cover

    The Lawyers - Perfect Crimes

    Denis Linehan

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The book is a legal and political crime thriller. It is also an invaluable resource for lawyers.
    Show book
  • Conquering Creative Thinking - Be phenomenal at creative thinking Learn creative thinking & creative techniques Unlock your creativity - cover

    Conquering Creative Thinking -...

    John Hawkins

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Creativity isn't born, it's cultivated
     
    What exactly is creativity? Indeed, there are a number of ways you can define the word “creativity”. However, the most modest way to define this mysterious element that is shared by all people is the fact that creativity is the ability of the person’s mind to acquire facts, materials, and/or ideas and distinguish them in a distinctive manner or way. It is...
    Show book
  • Borderline Personality (not long enough) - 50 Solutions for Surviving Someone with Personality Disorder - cover

    Borderline Personality (not long...

    Forest Ashtlee

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Keep these things in mind when a family member or friend has borderline disorder.
    Having talked to and interacted with many people who have borderline personality disorder, I could not leave the knowledge I gained to myself. So I wrote this book to help those who know little about the condition and know even less about how to handle the situation. In this book you'll learn:
    
    	What to do when a borderliner lashes out against you.
    	More about borderline disorder and how to deal with those who have it.
    	Tips and tricks to keep your emotions under control and stay calm.
    	Some of the most common pitfalls, based on experience.
    Show book
  • How To Write Your First Novel - A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors - cover

    How To Write Your First Novel -...

    MK Williams

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “how do you write a novel? How do you get started?”
    
    Over the years I’ve written multiple novels and I have condensed my best tips and practices into How To Write Your First Novel: A Guide For Aspiring Fiction Authors. No matter your plan for publishing your novel, you first need to write the book! I’ve broken down the critical elements to success in two parts: your writing habits and your writing craft. You’ll be able to come back and reference this advice throughout your drafting process and as you look to write additional books. 
    
    Are you ready to go from aspiring author to author? Are you ready to take your idea and turn it into a book? Let’s get started today!
    Show book
  • The Algernon Blackwood Collection - cover

    The Algernon Blackwood Collection

    Algernon Blackwood

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    Algernon Blackwood was an English broadcasting narrator, journalist, novelist and short story writer, and among the most prolific ghost story writers in the history of the genre. The literary critic S. T. Joshi stated, "His work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's."
    
    The Algernon Blackwood Collection features: 
    
    The Centaur
    Jimbo: A Fantasy
    The Human Chord
    A Prisoner In Fairyland
    The Extra Day
    Julius Levallon: An Episode
    The Bright Messenger
    The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
    The Promise Of Air
    The Garden Of Survival
    The Willows
    The Wendigo
    The Damned
    The Man Whom The Trees Loved
    The Insanity Of Jones
    The Man Who Found Out
    The Glamour Of The Snow
    Sand
    Three John Silence Stories
    Three More John Silence Stories
    The Empty House
    A Haunted Island
    A Case Of Eavesdropping
    Keeping His Promise
    With Intent To Steal
    The Wood Of The Dead
    Smith: An Episode In A Lodging-House
    A Suspicious Gift
    The Strange Adventures Of A Private Secretary In New York
    Skeleton Lake: An Episode In Camp
    The Tryst
    The Touch Of Pan
    The Wings Of Horus
    Initiation
    A Desert Episode
    The Other Wing
    The Occupant Of The Room
    Cain’s Atonement
    An Egyptian Hornet
    By Water
    H. S. H.
    A Bit Of Wood
    Transition
    The Tradition
    The Wolves Of God
    Chinese Magic
    Running Wolf
    First Hate
    The Tarn Of Sacrifice
    The Valley Of The Beasts
    The Call
    Egyptian Sorcery
    The Decoy
    The Man Who Found Out
    The Empty Sleeve
    Wireless Confusion
    Confession
    The Lane That Ran East And West
    and
    “Vengeance Is Mine”
    Show book