Monday, October 11, 2010

IPN Announces 2010 Bastiat Prize Finalists

LONDON, 11 October -- International Policy Network is pleased to announce the finalists in its ninth Bastiat Prize for Journalism. The competition includes one prize awarded for print journalism ($15,000 total prize money), and one prize awarded for online journalism ($3,000 prize money). Winners and runners-up will be announced in early November.

Seven finalists for the print journalism prize are:

•Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard

•Peter Foster, National Post, Canada (2009 finalist)

•Tim Harford, Financial Times (2006 co-winner)

•Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

•Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

•Jamie Whyte, freelance (for articles written in The Times and Wall Street Journal; (2006 co-winner)

•Martin Wolf, Financial Times

Three finalists for the online prize are:

•James Delingpole, blogger for

•Philip Maymin, columnist, and

Mark Perry, Carpe Diem blog / American Enterprise Institute / University of Michigan

The Bastiat Prize was first awarded in 2002 and judges have included Lady Thatcher and Nobel-Prize-winners James Buchanan and Milton Friedman. The winner of the Bastiat Prize will receive US$10,000, and the winner of the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism will receive US$3,000. They will also receive an engraved crystal candlestick - a reference to an essay by Frederic Bastiat entitled “A Petition.”

A list of judges is available on IPN’s website


At 10/11/2010 10:30 AM, Blogger Free2Choose said...

Very cool, Mark. I'll be pulling for you!

At 10/11/2010 10:31 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Excellent Prof. Mark!

The cream always rises to the top...

At 10/11/2010 10:37 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Bastiat might well say today:

"Bien merite. Bonne Chance avec un rayon de soleil pour Mark Perry."

At 10/11/2010 11:31 AM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Sincere congrats to MP on this.

And, as a reward, here is a hat tipper:

What happanes when the farm lobby teams up with the US military? You get $67 a gallon jet fuel.


"By 2020, the Navy aims to meet half of its energy needs for ships and planes with renewable energy sources, requiring some 8 million barrels of biofuel.

“That represents a pretty formidable market,” Rear Adm. Philip Hart Cullom, director of the Navy’s Energy and Environmental Readiness Division told the Algae Biomass Summit in Phoenix, The Arizona Republic newspaper reports.

Cullom acknowledged that he expects biofuels to remain costlier than traditional fossil fuels for some time.

Last September, the Defense Energy Support Center, which oversees procurement of biofuel for the Navy, paid $2.7 million for 40,000 gallons of camelina-based fuel. That came to about $67.50 per gallon, compared to the typical cost of about $2.94 per gallon for its standard fuel, JP-5."

Now, that is the tragedy of the commons.

At 10/11/2010 1:22 PM, Blogger NormanB said...

May the Candlestick be with yOu!!!

At 10/11/2010 3:54 PM, Blogger Joy said...

Yay! So glad you decided to apply.

At 10/11/2010 6:15 PM, Blogger Noel Barnard said...

Go Mark! I hope you win!

At 10/11/2010 9:12 PM, Blogger Ironman said...

Congratulations! And given the award, it gives me an occasion to pull out one of my favorite Simpson's quotes:

"Ever since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun. I shall do the next best thing: block it out."

- Mr. Burns

The trick will be to work the video clip into any acceptance speech that might be required....

At 10/12/2010 5:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you earned the recognition for your efforts. I hope you win. I always like a little Carpe Diem with my coffee in the morning!

At 10/12/2010 10:03 AM, Blogger pkelley said...

Mark, Congratulations on the nomination! We'll expect to see you take the brass ring. Paul

At 10/12/2010 8:27 PM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

To paraphrase what QT once said:

This is one of the best, if not the best, economics-finance-business sites-blogs.

That's why we're all here.


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