Robert A. Lawson is an associate professor in the Department of Finance at Auburn University.
He is a coauthor of the widely cited Economic Freedom of the World annual report, which provides an economic freedom index for over 140 countries.
He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and he blogs regularly for divisionoflabour.com.
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Ludwig von Mises: ". The use of money in a market economy is a praxeologically necessary fact. That gold, and not something else, is used as money is merely a historical fact and as such cannot be conceived by catallactics." - Human Action