The Resource None of my business : P.J. explains money, banking, debt, equity, assets, liabilities, and why he's not rich and neither are you, P.J. O'Rourke

None of my business : P.J. explains money, banking, debt, equity, assets, liabilities, and why he's not rich and neither are you, P.J. O'Rourke

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None of my business : P.J. explains money, banking, debt, equity, assets, liabilities, and why he's not rich and neither are you
Title
None of my business
Title remainder
P.J. explains money, banking, debt, equity, assets, liabilities, and why he's not rich and neither are you
Statement of responsibility
P.J. O'Rourke
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
P.J. O'Rourke takes on his scariest subjects yet -- business, investment, finance, and the political chicanery behind them. Want to get rich overnight for free in 3 easy steps with no risk? Then don't buy this book. (Actually, if you believe there's a book that can do that, you shouldn't buy any books because you probably can't read.) P.J.'s approach to business, investment, and finance is different. He takes the risks for you in his chapter "How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other." He proposes "A Way to Raise Taxes That We'll All Love"--A 200% tax on celebrities. He offers a brief history of economic transitions before exploring the world of high tech innovation with a chapter on "Unnovations," which asks, "The Internet--whose idea was it to put all the idiots on earth in touch with each other?" He misunderstands bitcoin, which seems "like a weird scam invented by strange geeks with weaponized slide rules in the high school Evil Math Club." He closes with a fanciful short story about the morning that P.J. wakes up and finds that all the world's goods and services are free! This is P.J. at his finest, a book not to be missed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Rourke, P. J
Dewey number
332
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG221.3
LC item number
.O75 2018
Literary form
humor satires etc
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Money
  • Investments
  • Banks and banking
Label
None of my business : P.J. explains money, banking, debt, equity, assets, liabilities, and why he's not rich and neither are you, P.J. O'Rourke
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Chapters have appeared in a previous version in American consequences and Standsberry digest"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Why I'm not rich and you aren't either -- Section I: How I learned economics by watching people try to kill each other -- Introduction -- The power of the economic impulse -- The real secret behind all investment scams -- (Topic for discussion) If you want hard money, how hard do you have to be to get it? -- Section II: Money and banking -- Introduction -- The strange, shape-shifting symbol of value -- My own personal central bank -- Negative interest rates: not only wrong but evil -- Debt jubilee -- Section III: Mutant capitalism -- Introduction: The mutants -- One good thing about mutant capitalists: they aren't playing Monopoly -- What are corporations for? -- Section IV: The transition -- Introduction: The digital age and which digit it's giving us -- A brief history of economic transitions -- A blockhead confronts the blockchain -- What's the connection? -- What has the digital revolution done to print media? -- Five lessons about the digital economy from a member of the digital generation -- Innovation: it's all in your head -- Innovations that get no respect -- Unnovations -- Six geniuses (plus some cartoon animators) try to see into the future -- A ray of hope in the contest between man and machine -- Section V: Consumption -- Introduction: Some thoughts on the history of trade -- The price of being middle class -- Armchair predictions about consumer trends -- Consumer trends among the "grumpies" -- Consumer trends among the "grumpies," part 2 -- Summing up American consumer trends -- All the money in the world -- Section VI: Random walk -- Introduction -- Five things I know about China -- Doubts about Asia -- Thoughts while cleaning the chicken coop -- Six lessons from a man on horseback -- Sympathy for the devil -- Reform or deform? -- Free-for-all!
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780802128485
Lccn
2018026530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1045722728
  • (OCoLC)1045722728
Label
None of my business : P.J. explains money, banking, debt, equity, assets, liabilities, and why he's not rich and neither are you, P.J. O'Rourke
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Chapters have appeared in a previous version in American consequences and Standsberry digest"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Why I'm not rich and you aren't either -- Section I: How I learned economics by watching people try to kill each other -- Introduction -- The power of the economic impulse -- The real secret behind all investment scams -- (Topic for discussion) If you want hard money, how hard do you have to be to get it? -- Section II: Money and banking -- Introduction -- The strange, shape-shifting symbol of value -- My own personal central bank -- Negative interest rates: not only wrong but evil -- Debt jubilee -- Section III: Mutant capitalism -- Introduction: The mutants -- One good thing about mutant capitalists: they aren't playing Monopoly -- What are corporations for? -- Section IV: The transition -- Introduction: The digital age and which digit it's giving us -- A brief history of economic transitions -- A blockhead confronts the blockchain -- What's the connection? -- What has the digital revolution done to print media? -- Five lessons about the digital economy from a member of the digital generation -- Innovation: it's all in your head -- Innovations that get no respect -- Unnovations -- Six geniuses (plus some cartoon animators) try to see into the future -- A ray of hope in the contest between man and machine -- Section V: Consumption -- Introduction: Some thoughts on the history of trade -- The price of being middle class -- Armchair predictions about consumer trends -- Consumer trends among the "grumpies" -- Consumer trends among the "grumpies," part 2 -- Summing up American consumer trends -- All the money in the world -- Section VI: Random walk -- Introduction -- Five things I know about China -- Doubts about Asia -- Thoughts while cleaning the chicken coop -- Six lessons from a man on horseback -- Sympathy for the devil -- Reform or deform? -- Free-for-all!
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780802128485
Lccn
2018026530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1045722728
  • (OCoLC)1045722728

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