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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

Author: P J O'Rourke
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Humor
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Rourke, P.J.
None of my business.
New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018026530
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P J O'Rourke
ISBN: 9780802146434 0802146430 9781611859355 1611859352
OCLC Number: 1045640941
Description: 1 online resource
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!
Responsibility: P.J. O'Rourke.

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