This is a superb book. In terms of style, tone, and execution, it is flawless. It is a distinctly Austrian contribution. At the same time, it is an original, and indeed a very creative work. . .it strikes me that The Economics of Time and Ignorance
has all the makings of a classic.Bruce J. Caldwell, Southern Economic Journal
The title of this valuable work. . .comes from a remark of J. M. Keynes: `The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelop our future.' The moral of this work however is that time and ignorance are not so much dark forces to be defeated as unavoidable aspects of the human condition that must be lived with. . . The major task of the authors, which they have accomplished with considerable success is to integrate the Austrian, subjective approach to economic theory with that of its close relations in post-Keynesians and a few of those lone rebels against neo-classical orthodoxy.Kenneth Boulding, American Journal of Sociology
... O'Driscoll and Rizzo's book remains an Austrian classic ... [I]t still deserves to be read by serious academics across the political and economic spectrum.Review of Radical Political Economics
Perhaps now the Austrians will be allowed to help renovate economics.The Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr. was formerly a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Mario J. Rizzo is Professor of Economics at New York University.