Orio Giarini’s autobiography is a fascinating record of the experiences, people and events that stimulated the mind of an original thinker to study the broader fields of social exist­ence transcending the narrow limits of the traditional discipline of economics. They led him to perceive the evolutionary changes that would alter the nature of economy and economic theory as radically as Relativity Theory and Quantum Mechanics altered the 19th century principles of Physics. Yet while the world was quick to recognise and adopt the new paradigm in Physics, both theorists and policy-makers have been slow to recognise the compulsion to adopt a fundamentally new paradigm in economics. But whenever they arrive at that realisation, they will find much of the essential foundation has already been laid by this far-sighted economic visionary.

Garry Jacobs
CEO, World Academy of Art & Science;
Managing Editor, Cadmus Journal