Terry Savage reviewed Alex J. Pollock's Finance and Philosophy in the Washington Times, saying, "Why can’t human beings take the lessons of boom and bust, bubbles and crashes that are clearly described in history books—and learn from experience? That’s where Mr. Pollock’s wry humor and philosophic bent help understand the hubris that makes every generation believe that not only can it predict the markets, but control them . . . should be required reading in economics classes, or before opening an investment account—and by every member of Congress."