“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
So said the French political philosopher, journalist and politician Frédéric Bastiat (1801–50). Now there is a prize named after him, worth $15,000, open to all published writers around the world. But the deadline is just a couple of days away, 30 June 2007.
The prize will be awarded to the entry that best embodies Bastiat’s spirit, intellect and wit. The competition is open to all writers—including think tanks and NGOs and academics —in all countries.
Previous finalists and winners include Sauvik Chakraverti of the Economic Times, Munir Attaullah (Pakistan), and Rakesh Wadhwa (Nepal). Entries can be submitted through an online submission form, or by post or fax. For more information and background about the prize, click here.
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