Hannan and Dalmia share Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism
Julian Morris, Executive Director of International Policy Network, congratulated Hannan and Dalmia on jointly winning the first Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism, saying, “Dan’s erudite, witty blog posts soar above the online maelstrom, delivering intercontinental ballistic support for free markets, decentralised and limited government, and the rule of law. Meanwhile, Dalmia’s articles for Forbes.com are brilliant exercises in quiet persuasion, challenging preconceptions regarding the supposed benefits of government intervention.”
The $3,000 prize pot will be split equally between the winners. Each received an engraved crystal candlestick, a reference to Frederic Bastiat’s essay “A Petition”, in which the candlemakers of France petition the French government to block their primary source of competition, the sun.
Photo: Dalmia receives candlestick from PJ O'Rourke at Bastiat Prize Dinner, Oct.26, 2009.
Photo: Hannan receives candlestick from Julian Morris, November 2009