Second Annual Libertas Institute Essay Contest Winners

The following essays received awards as part of the Second Annual Libertas Institute Essay Contest.

Grand Prize ($1,500)

Giving Liberty a Try by Chris Jones

Chris suggests that individual liberty should be the basic benchmark of local government’s activities, rather than central planning and expediency.

People’s Choice Prize ($500)

How to Not Be a Tool by Patrick Powers

Patrick argues that individuals should not steal from, or force behavior on the part of, other people—whether directly or indirectly through government.