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The Resource P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations, P.J. O'Rourke, (sound recording)

P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations, P.J. O'Rourke, (sound recording)

Label
P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations
Title
P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations
Statement of responsibility
P.J. O'Rourke
Title variation
On the wealth of nations
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
JCH
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O'Rourke, P. J
Dewey number
330.15/3
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
essays
Music parts
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PerformerNote
Read by Michael Prichard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1723-1790
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Adam
  • Prichard, Michael
Series statement
Books that changed the world
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  • Smith, Adam
  • Economics
  • Capitalism
Label
P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations, P.J. O'Rourke, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (5 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400153862
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn180206923
  • (OCoLC)180206923
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  • MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or computer with MP-3 capable software
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Label
P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations, P.J. O'Rourke, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (5 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400153862
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn180206923
  • (OCoLC)180206923
System details
  • MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or computer with MP-3 capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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