Tuesday, 2 September 2008

£1000 Libertarian Essay Competition

by Charles Pooter

Are libertarians just apologists for big business? Would a truly free society be unrecognisable when compared to the modern corporate state?

The Libertarian Alliance is offering £1000 (about $1,800) to the author of the best essay answering these questions:

The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties policy institute, today announces the title for its 2008 Chris R. Tame Memorial Essay Prize competition.

This Prize is funded by a generous grant from The PROMIS Unit of Primary Care and is in honour of Chris R. Tame (1949-2006) Founder and first Director of the Libertarian Alliance. The Prize is worth £1000.

The essay title for 2008 is:

Can a Libertarian Society be Described as Tesco minus the State?

Essay Length: 3,000 words excluding notes and bibliography
Submission Date: 10th October 2008

Full details here.

Mention of the Libertarian Alliance reminds me that Liberty 2008 is coming up soon. The UK's premier libertarian conference looks to be unmissable this year. Speakers include:

Aubrey de Grey
(Evangelist for immortality)
David Friedman (Son of Milton, author of the Machinery of Freedom)
Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Controversialist and author of Democracy-The God That Failed)
Guy Herbert (British civil liberties campaigner)
Sean Gabb (Author, media commentator and tireless libertarian champion)

1 comment:

meika said...

Then Tesco would be the state.