The 2007 Frédéric Bastiat Prize
October 31, 2007 11:08 AM   Subscribe

The 2007 Frédéric Bastiat Prize for Journalism has been awarded to Amit Varma (economics journalist for Mint and writer of the interesting India Uncut blog). Clive Crook (Atlantic & FT) was second. The Prize was developed to encourage, recognise and reward writers whose published works elucidate the institutions of the free society, including free trade, property rights, the rule of law, freedom of contract, free speech and limited government.

Depending on your politics the shortlisted articles (pdf) will raise either your hackles or sighs of agreement; but they are, nonetheless, well written. Amit's India Uncut post about winning the award.

The winners receive a candlestick in honour of the prize's namesake "evoking Frédéric Bastiat’s satirical essay in which the candle makers of France petition the government to block out their competition: the sun."
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I have no opinion on the cricket articles. His economics articles are great!
posted by MattD at 12:05 PM on October 31, 2007


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