Entries for the 2017 Breakthrough Prize are closed. We will be announcing the question and entry details for the 2018 Breakthrough Prize later in 2017.
The freeing of markets and economies has brought about the greatest flourishing in human wealth, health and well-being in the history of our species. Since the middle of the 20th century poverty rates have collapsed, life spans have increased and incomes have sky-rocketed, particularly in the developing world. There can be no question that policies encouraging freer trade, freer markets and freer people have brought about these improvements. So why are we not ‘all Hayekians now’?