A thinker of unusual insight and temperament, Robert Nelson (1944–2018) excelled in removing the dismal from the dismal science. Not only did the late economist challenge some of the most fundamental precepts of his profession, but did so in ways both stimulating and entertaining.

Andrew P. Morriss is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean's Endowed Chairholder at Texas A&M School of Law.
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