The best airplane book ever

The economists' book is slated to hit store shelves Tuesday.

Bought a pre-publication copy at Freedomfest, even had it signed, and then read it all the way home. But that wasn’t what was so extraordinary. No matter who I sat next to, so soon as they had seen the title, they immediately stopped talking to me. From now on, I am going to take the wrapper of the book and put it on whatever I am reading on the plane. If they stop talking; I don’t want to talk to them anyway. If they do continue the conversation, then I am all-in myself.

And that’s not to mention what a fantastic book it is. It’s what you know about socialist countries already, in a vague and distant kind of way. But the book has such gripping and terrifying detail, it is bound to bring a good deal to life that is really only normally just statistical and dry-as-dust. Sure they throw their enemies into jail. Sure they shoot their political prisoners in the back of the head. But how many places can you discover how hard it is, even for tourists, to find a good restaurant, even if it’s cheap.

Here’s the book discussed: Economists use beer as measure to document failures of socialism in new book. Then when you’ve bought and read it, take the dustcover along with you for all subsequent flights. With the right sort of people it’s a great way to start a conversation. For everyone else, it shut’s them up completely. A miracle cure, even for short flights.

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14 Responses to The best airplane book ever

  1. Nob

    Is it available on Kindle?

    Anyway, I can get that reaction by telling people about my wonderful drilling and fracking work to make their comfortable lives possible.

    Most people are ok though.

    You must be sitting in First.

  2. Tel

    Hopefully Are Doctor will write a companion volume on the quality of mercenary companionship around the world.

  3. Sinclair Davidson

    Slightly OT – I dislike people talking to me on planes. So this book might become a travelling companion.

  4. Hey Sinc. Would you take me out of the sin bin at the “Crony Capitalism” thread please.

  5. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    Slightly OT – I dislike people talking to me on planes. So this book might become a travelling companion.

    For those longer trips try
    Sweet Jebus and me by Israel Folau
    How I learned to love defeat by B. Shorten
    Loyalty Sux by J Bishop

    Alternatively
    A dummies guide to methlabs
    Cure you’re own skin infection

  6. Dr Fred Lenin

    The cover is a Sort of Kevlar against lefty chatter,much more polite than smacking them in the mouth, bit more culchured . Cheap at half the price to defend the ears .

  7. Iampeter

    So you oppose socialism, but you just support completely centrally planning the economy, from regulating trade to immigration, to tech companies, etc?

    I think it’s great how you don’t let your total self contradictions prevent you from expressing yourself.

  8. Tator

    I think Iampeter has lost his marbles again if he believes that ANY Cat worth their salt believes in central planning of any economy.

  9. Dr Fred Lenin

    Is iampeter a US Democrat? Sounds confused enough to be one,these people never know where they are not welcome , like thies drunk dinner guests that wont go home.

  10. Lee

    No matter who I sat next to, so soon as they had seen the title, they immediately stopped talking to me. From now on, I am going to take the wrapper of the book and put it on whatever I am reading on the plane.

    LOL!
    I reckon thirty, maybe twenty years ago the vast majority of people wouldn’t have blinked an eye, or thought the less of anyone reading such a book.
    I think it is a massive indictment of the education system in that time, and the very poor knowledge of history, that socialism (or the idea of it) is so popular nowadays.
    Sounds like an excellent book.
    Should be required reading as a textbook in all Australian schools and universities.

  11. faceache

    “An imitation of Christ” works a treat too.

  12. Domelord:

    Slightly OT – I dislike people talking to me on planes. So this book might become a travelling companion.

    I get all the crap out of the way by simply asking “Are you a talker or a reader”?
    Then both are happy with the result.

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