Don Lavoie, who died of pancreatic cancer at age fifty, is an underappreciated economist. Lavoie made significant contributions to comparative economic systems, philosophy of science, computer science and social theory. Among his key insights was that the creative powers of a free civilization are the greatest threat to the ideology of power and privilege and that the practice of planning is nothing but the militarization of the economy.

Peter J. Boettke is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University.
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Other Independent Review articles by Peter J. Boettke
Winter 2022/23 Mont Pèlerin 1947: Transcripts of the Founding Meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society
Summer 2022 Academic Entrepreneurship in Sometimes Hostile Environments: James Buchanan and the Virginia School of Political Economy
Spring 2022 Albert O. Hirschman: An Intellectual Biography
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