Bastiat Prize

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The Bastiat Prize is a journalism award given annually by the Reason Foundation. In 2011 and before it was given by the International Policy Network.[1] The Bastiat Prize recognizes journalists whose published works "explain, promote and defend the principles of the free society."[2][3] The award comes with US$15,000.[4]

Instituted in 2002, the Prize has been inspired by the 19th-century French philosopher Frédéric Bastiat and his defense of liberty. Bastiat's use of satire and allegory enabled him to relate complex economic issues to a general audience. In keeping with his legacy, Bastiat Prize entries are judged on intellectual content, the persuasiveness of the language used, and the type of publication in which they appear.

Judges have included Margaret Thatcher, James Buchanan, and Milton Friedman.[5]

Prize Winners[edit]


  1. ^ Scribblers and Society
  2. ^ IPN announces the winner of the 2009 Bastiat Prize, Economic Freedom Network Asia, October 28, 2009.
  3. ^ a b About Mary Anastasia O'Grady, The Wall Street Journal
  4. ^ 2009 Bastiat Prize competition, International Freedom of Expression eXchange, May 27, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Damian (2010-11-12). "Telegraph blogger James Delingpole wins Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism". Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  6. ^ Mercatus Center’s Robert Graboyes Wins 2014 Bastiat Prize
  7. ^ a b Oliver, Laura (2010-11-12). "Telegraph blogger James Delingpole wins Bastiat Prize". Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12. Freelance writer, journalist and Telegraph blogger James Delingpole has won the online journalism category of the Bastiat Prize for Journalism. … It is the second year running in which a Telegraph blogger has taken the online award. In 2009 controversial MEP Daniel Hannan won the prize for his blog for the title. 
  8. ^ Amit Varma wins Bastiat prize
  9. ^ Celebrity Indian blogger publishes first novel

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