Often described as sensible, eloquent, and witty, the collected works of the great Frédéric Bastiat demonstrate that simple, illustrative examples can make complicated concepts accessible to anyone. His understanding of economics and its fundamental relationship to the rule of law is de rigueur for anyone interested in property rights and free markets. And as Bastiat himself wrote, “The solution to the problems of human relationship is to be found in liberty.”
In the enduring spirit of Frédéric Bastiat’s brilliant work, the Bastiat Prize for Journalism is given to writers who educate readers by employing Bastiat’s simple, eloquent and witty explanations of complex economic ideas, combined with a clear understanding of markets and their underlying institutions.
Established in 2002 by the International Policy Network, the Bastiat Prize is now in it’s 13th year.