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March 07, 2007

Want Some Cash?

Willing to do a little work to get it? Further, are you a student or untenured faculty?

In which case, why not try this:

Since 1974, the Olive W. Garvey Fellowships program has recognized outstanding original research into the meaning and significance of personal and economic liberty.  The Garvey Fellowships offer awards  to both student and  junior (untenured) faculty members for the best essays on an announced topic. All essays are read and judged by a panel of distinguished scholars.

Junior Faculty Prizes
1st  $10,000
2nd   $5,000
3rd   $1,500

Student Prizes
1st   $2,500
2nd  $1,500
3rd   $1,000

2007 TOPIC

“Is foreign aid the solution to global poverty?”

A 2005 United Nations report called for a doubling of foreign aid to poor countries as the means to reduce poverty. Yet the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a for-profit micro-loan bank and its founder, an apparent vindication of the ideas of Peter T. Bauer, Henry Hazlitt, Deepak Lal, and others. As Bauer wrote, “Development aid, far from being necessary to rescue poor societies from a vicious circle of poverty, is far more likely to keep them in that state.…Emergence from poverty requires effort, firmly established property rights, and productive investment.”

The 2007 Garvey Fellowship Contest is now open.  Essays are due May 1, 2007.   Guidelines and additional information can found at:

http://independent.org/students/garvey/

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I like the way they tell you the answer you're expected to give. Presumably marks will be deducted if you refer to any of the actual evidence rather than just endlessly quoting Peter Bauer. Free-market think-tanks are so cute.

Posted by: Jim | Mar 7, 2007 3:39:20 PM