January 9, 2007 Around the Web

On the Wealth of Nations

P.J. O’Rourke gives a modern-day spin on The Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith’s revolutionary theories on liberty

A Cato Institute Book Forum featuring the author, P. J. O’Rourke, America’s leading political humorist and Cato H. L. Mencken research fellow. Moderated by David Boaz.

P.J. O’Rourke will give a modern-day spin on The Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith’s revolutionary theories on liberty: pursuit of self-interest, division of labor, and freedom of trade. Employing Smith’s insights, P. J. will tackle such present day topics as outsourcing, blogs, central banks, and lobbyists, to name just a few. As P. J. puts it, he read The Wealth of Nations “so you don’t have to.”