American Consequences - September 2018


SHAMELESS PLUG FOR MY NEW BOOK A new book by me is available, right now, from Atlantic Monthly Press! And everyone should buy it because... Because I’ve got three kids to put through college. Plus, I hope you’ll enjoy it.

“How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other” in the Middle East, Albania, and Somalia. “The Digital Age and Which Digit It’s Giving Us” “Negative Interest Rates – Not Only Wrong but Evil” “A Blockhead Confronts the Blockchain” And dozens of other essays. As my publisher says on the dustcover of my book (and everyone knows that what publishers say on the dustcovers of books is always the plain and unvarnished truth): “P.J. O’Rourke takes forty-five years of experience making fun of terrible things in some of the world’s most awful places and applies it to a place that’s even worse – Wall Street.” Also, did I mention that I’ve got three kids to put through college?

NONE OF MY BUSINESS P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You And I’ll stand by every word of that except for “Neither Are You.” This was inserted into the subtitle for the general public. You readers of American Consequences , especially if you also subscribe to some of the premium financial advisories of our advertisers like Stansberry Research, are either millionaires or you soon will be. Or, at the very least, you’re smarter than the average millionaire – to judge by the “Inbox” feedback we get here at AMC . In fact – to judge by the “Tesla Mess-La” – you’re smarter than the average billionaire . Anyway, you can afford a good laugh. And I do my best to provide one, writing about...

10 September 2018

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