David M. Levy is Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Research Associate of the Center for the Study of Public Choice. Levy received the Economics Department citation as the outstanding undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Chicago in 1979. He has published over fifty contributions to professional journals ranging from the Journal of the History of Ideas to Econometric Theory. He is currently on the Executive Board of the Eastern Economic Association and a member of the American Statistical Association's Committee on Professional Ethics. His research interests include statistical ethics, the relationship between language and optimization (see his Economic Ideas of Ordinary People: From Preferences to Trade) and the history of economics in which the "dismal science" plays a much-misunderstood role. Levy is now at work with Sandra Peart on a study of the various attacks on classical economics' doctrine of human equality.