As our boss tells us every week, do something good for freedom. Here are some ideas:
• Learn about this year’s Bastiat Prize Winners. Named after the 19th century French economist and journalist Frederic Bastiat, the Bastiat Prize honors the writer who best demonstrates the importance of individual liberty and free markets with originality, wit, and eloquence. The awards have been given since 2002 by the International Policy Network. This year, the Reason Foundation continued the awards. Anne Jolis of the Wall Street Journal won first prize for her coverage of Europe’s economic crisis. John Robson of the Ottawa Sun won second prize, and Adrian Wooldridge of the Economist won third prize.
• Solve the mystery of the 2008 financial crisis! Or at least bookmark the Library of Economics and Liberty’s page that rounds up all the major theorizing about the causes of the crisis.
• Young journalists, get your applications in for the Phillips Fellowship Program.
• Make a video on equality and submit it to Learn Liberty’s All Men Are Created Equal Video Contest.
• Conservative job seekers, mark your calendars for November 28th and 29th. That’s when the Leadership Institute will host a career workshop and job fair at the Hart Senate Office Building.
• Watch some cool videos: The American’s Enterprise Institute’s Nortax shows that you can explain the entitlement’s crisis to a 5-year-old. Instead of spoiling the ending of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s new I, Pencil, we’ll just say it offers a complex plot. The Institute for Justice, meanwhile, is on the side of the schnitzel king and other mobile taverns in an epic food fight in Chicago.
(And check our Conservative Calendar for more things to do!)