Those who may be pleased to honour these pages with a perusal, will not be detained with a long introductory history of my birth, parentage, and education. The very title implies that, at this period of my memoirs, I was ignorant of the two first; and it will be necessary for the due development of my narrative, that I allow them to remain in the same state of bliss; for in the perusal of a tale, as well as in the pilgrimage of life, ignorance of the future may truly be considered as the greatest source of happiness.
This volume includes referred articles, archival pieces, and book reviews. The first section deals with economics and Antisemitism and focuses on the contribution of four leading economists: Werner Sombart; Thorstein Veblen; Maffeo Pantaleoni and the Italian corporatist Gino Arias. The second section comprises articles on several subjects: the notion of Pareto optimality; the Ordoliberal conception of competition, and Keynes's German edition of the General theory. The archival section includes the English translation of a series of articles by Bertil Ohlin on the Great Depression, and of Pavel Illich Popov's 'The Balance of the National Economy of the USSR.'