We have a paperback copy of P. J. O'Rourke's All The Trouble In The World in the Economics section at the Booknook. This terribly funny book examines the lighter side of war, famine, overpopulation and various troubles in the world. Especially troubling is Bangladesh's Jute industry! P.J. points out in his chapter Famine: All Guns, No Butter, that the problem in Somalia is not a lack of food, there's plenty of food in Somalia. The problem is that it is in the possession of people with guns. P.J. suggests that instead of donating food to Somalia, maybe we should donate guns so the food can get to the people who don't currently have guns. In the chapter on Overpopulation: Just Enough Of Me, WAY Too Much Of You, P.J. points out that while Al Gore is constantly haranguing people about having too many kids and contributing to Global Warming, he himself has 4 kids and 3 grandkids, which fits perfectly in this chapter. Sure people love their OWN kids, they just hate being outbred by the neighbors who come from places they have never even heard of. Whether you are conservative or liberal you will find yourself laughing out loud at this book, which even has some nice things to say about Vietnam! At the Booknook for only $1!
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