prizeIf you are a junior faculty member or a student, you may be interested in the 2010 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest. This contest challenges untenured junior faculty under the age of thirty five and students to submit essays responding to the following:

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” Frederic Bastiat (1801–1850)

Assuming Bastiat is correct, what ideas or reforms could be developed that would make people better aware that government wants to live at their expense?

If you are interested in entering this contest or would like to read more about it, visit The Independent Institute’s website.

The contest ends May 3, 2010.