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O'Rourke on Smith

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P.J. O’Rourke appeared recently on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show.  (The occasion is the release of the paperback version of O’Rourke’s book [2] on Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations [3].)  Here’s the Daily Show clip [4].

In this clip O’Rourke isn’t perfect on Smith — O’Rourke’s chief goal in this clip is to be funny, rather than scholarly.  But he’s got a few good lines.  I like especially the one about Smith wanting to "decentralize our badness."

HT Justin Cox