Rich Eating

Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics
by P.J. O’Rourke (1994)

American political humorist takes a world tour, from the “good capitalism” of Wall Street to the “bad socialism” of Cuba, in search of an answer to the age-old question: “Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?”

It looks like someone has funded a world tour for the author. He visits Albania to point out their faults. Sweden, where he complains that things are just too good. Cuba to try the food. Russia, because he can and Tanzania for the wildlife.

Just like all Americans, he conflated Socialism with Communism and makes no distinction between the various types of Capitalism.

However he is an amusing writer with a good turn of phrase and a sharp eye to hypocrisy.

It’s just that he should have finished the book before the final chapter where he follows all the other Americans by moralizing to the rest of the world.