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.