Review of Jack High (ed.): Humane Economics: Essays in honor of Don Lavoie

Review of Jack High (ed.): Humane Economics: Essays in honor of Don Lavoie Rev Austrian Econ (2008) 21:349–353 DOI 10.1007/s11138-008-0053-5 Review of Jack High (ed.): Humane Economics: Essays in honor of Don Lavoie Howard Baetjer Jr. Published online: 16 May 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Don Lavoie’s published work encompasses a wide variety of subjects— socialism, hermeneutics, information technology and culture. At a glance, the subjects appear unrelated, perhaps even oddly juxtaposed. What has the impossibility of socialist calculation to do with hermeneutical philosophy or with cultural studies? What have any of these to do with computer programming or the Internet? So begins Jack High’s introduction to Humane Economics: Essays in Honor of Don Lavoie. Reading this fine book, a tribute to Don that grew out of a conference held in his honor at George Mason University, brought me back to the questions High raises, questions have that puzzled me and many of Don’s colleagues and students through our fruitful associations with him. What is the connection among those subjects? High’s introduction presents a lucid summary of the different aspects of Lavoie’s work in a narrative of Don’s intellectual journey that is interesting in its own right. (I found especially valuable High’s summary of the place of hermeneutics in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

Review of Jack High (ed.): Humane Economics: Essays in honor of Don Lavoie

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
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0889-3047
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1573-7128
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10.1007/s11138-008-0053-5
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Rev Austrian Econ (2008) 21:349–353 DOI 10.1007/s11138-008-0053-5 Review of Jack High (ed.): Humane Economics: Essays in honor of Don Lavoie Howard Baetjer Jr. Published online: 16 May 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Don Lavoie’s published work encompasses a wide variety of subjects— socialism, hermeneutics, information technology and culture. At a glance, the subjects appear unrelated, perhaps even oddly juxtaposed. What has the impossibility of socialist calculation to do with hermeneutical philosophy or with cultural studies? What have any of these to do with computer programming or the Internet? So begins Jack High’s introduction to Humane Economics: Essays in Honor of Don Lavoie. Reading this fine book, a tribute to Don that grew out of a conference held in his honor at George Mason University, brought me back to the questions High raises, questions have that puzzled me and many of Don’s colleagues and students through our fruitful associations with him. What is the connection among those subjects? High’s introduction presents a lucid summary of the different aspects of Lavoie’s work in a narrative of Don’s intellectual journey that is interesting in its own right. (I found especially valuable High’s summary of the place of hermeneutics in

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Published: May 16, 2008

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