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Award to James Bartholomew

Bartholomew’s book The Welfare State We’re In recently won the 2007 Sir Anthony Fisher Memorial Award from the Atlas Foundation of America. The award is made to the think tank or institution associated with the book. Bartholomew wrote the book without any institutional association or stipend, but after it was published the Institute of Economic Affairs was so impressed it distributed a copy to every Member of Parliament and to working members of the House of Lords.

The Welfare State We’re In is an astonishing book that details the current state of affairs, the erroneous thinking that helped to create it, and the lost lessons of the last two hundred years. Reading it I was staggered by the depth of despair in areas such as education and medical care and hopeful that we could all get a grip and make the necessary, transformative changes.

His blog is worth reading.