Although the national news is focused today on the passing of a slightly higher profile figure in the free market movement, we at the Show-Me Institute are mourning a death closer to home. Eric Dixon, the good-humored former editor of the Institute, died unexpectedly this week at the age of 46. I had the opportunity to work with Eric when I arrived here in April 2011, and I considered his work to be always thorough and his door to be always open. He presided over the Institute’s book club, was an invaluable drafting and editing resource for young staffers, and left an indelible mark on the organization—and the market movement—in both obvious and quiet ways. He will be missed by many. On behalf of the Institute, our condolences to his close friends and family.