Thursday, December 18, 2003

Review of P. J. O'Rourke's Eat the Rich

Eat the Rich is classic O' Rourke. Like his earlier Parliment of Whores it is funny and informative at the same time. Actually there are a few really informative chapters where he explains a bunch of economic stuff. These are the funnier chapters. The other chapters are economic diaries of differnt countries he visited to see how things work, or don't work. Singapore does not work, neither does Cuba. Hong Kong works, just like wall street. Russia might work, Sweeden looks like it is going down, but it is good for now. . .

I would like to have seen Switzerland discussed though. Overall if you are a fan of libertarian humor, this was an OK read. O'Rourke can usually be counted on for a laugh, a good turn of phrase, and some insight too.