The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University is the winner of the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism, a $20,000 journalism prize awarded to the author whose short works best embody the spirit and values of our nation’s thirtieth president. Dr. Boudreaux, a prominent libertarian economist, author, and professor, is published in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, the Washington Times, the Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal, and several scholarly journals such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.
Boudreaux received his award at the Foundation’s 2nd Annual Gala Dinner, held on the evening of Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. The dinner featured a debate on income inequality between Canadian parliamentarian and esteemed international journalist Chrystia Freeland and economist and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm. The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Thomas W. Smith Foundation for this prize.
To discover today that one of my favorite economists has been awarded a prize honoring my favorite President makes this a truly wonderful day.