ESSAY CONTEST

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Celebrate freedom by sharing the legacy and ideas of Milton Friedman and his influence on

Chile’s Model of Economic Development

For undergraduates, recent graduates and interns in the DC area

Extended Entry Deadline! July 26, 2010

FIRST PRIZE: $1000

SECOND PRIZE: $700

THIRD PRIZE: $300

Milton Friedman’s lessons about free markets and freedom are still as valid today as they were 30 years ago. His teachings were so influential that they contributed to inspiring Chile to adopt free market reforms.

July 31, 2010 would have been Milton Friedman’s 98th birthday. Now, more than ever, we need his vision. To honor the impact he has had on Chile, and to help clarify his moral framework for freedom and free enterprise, The Transform the Americas Project* will celebrate the Friedman Legacy for Freedom in partnership with The Foundation for Educational Choice by having the first Transform the Americas Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to recognize and encourage scholarship on Chile’s economic reforms as an example for the Americas.

We invite undergraduate students, recent graduates, and interns based in Washington DC to submit their essays on the following:

In his book The Economic Transformation of Chile: A personal Account, Hernán Büchi states that: “…in order for policies to be successful and long lasting, they must be comprehensive and sufficiently deep, and they must tackle the fundamental economic questions.” (Büchi, introduction, xxiii).  Taking this into consideration, choose from one of the following two topics:

  1. 1. Why are Milton Friedman’s ideas still valid today and how can they be used to promote sound economic policies in a North or South American country as Chile had done?
  2. 2. Apply Freidman’s market-based solutions to a public issue in a North or South American country using the Chilean model as a successful example.

Rules: Essays must be the original work of the entrant and not previously published. It must include any standard citation format, 2000 word maximum, not including citations and bibliography. Entrant must provide proof of enrollment, recent graduation and/or internship status.

Submission: Essays should be submitted in .doc or .pdf format by July 21, 2010, as an email attachment to transformamericas@atlasnetwork.org. The author’s name, address, email, phone, and school/organization of internship should appear only on the first page of the document, so that submissions may be judged anonymously.

Winners: Three winners will be notified by July 28, 2010. The awards ceremony will be held on the “Friedman Legacy Day,” July 30, in Washington DC, location to be announced.

More information can be found at www.transformamericas.org

Chile’s Model of Economic Development

For undergraduates, recent graduates and interns in the DC area

Extended Entry Deadline! July 26, 2010

FIRST PRIZE: $1000

SECOND PRIZE: $700

THIRD PRIZE: $300

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