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2016 Bastiat Prize Finalists Announced

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:43
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Reason Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Bastiat Prize for Journalism.

The Bastiat Prize is awarded to writers who best explain the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence. The winner will receive $10,000, the runner-up will collect $5,000 and third-place will receive $1,000 at the Reason Media Awards in New York City on November 16, 2016.

The finalists for the 2016 Bastiat Prize are:

Charles W. Cooke
Editor, National Review Online; Author, The Conservatarian Manifesto

Robert Guest
Foreign Editor, The Economist; Author, The Shackled Continent

Tim Harford
Columnist, Financial Times; Author, Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World

Jeff Jacoby
Columnist, The Boston Globe

Jamie Whyte
Author, Crimes Against Logic

Reason Foundation would also like to thank the judges for this year’s Bastiat Prize:

A. Barton Hinkle
Senior Editorial Writer and Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Megan McArdle
Columnist, Bloomberg View; Author The Up Side of Down

Tom G. Palmer
Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network

Razeen Sally
Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Rebecca Weisser
Former Opinion Page Editor, The Australian

More information about the Bastiat Prize is available here.

Tickets to the 2016 Reason Media Awards are available here.

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