The Institute for Liberal Studies is accepting submissions answering the question “Are there moral limits to markets?”.

The following prizes will be awarded:

kidneyforsaleGraduate Students
1st Place – $1,500
2nd Place – $750
3rd Place – $500

Undergraduate Students
1st Place – $1,000
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250

To be eligible, you must be a full-time post-secondary student studying in Canada, or a Canadian resident enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in another country.

Essays should not exceed 2,000 words. Students must read and cite and the following sources:

Jason Brennan & Peter Jaworski, Markets without Symbolic Limits, Ethics 125 (4):1053-1077 (2015).
Michael Sandel, How Markets Crowd Out Morals, Boston Review, 2012.
Debra Satz, The Egalitarian Intuition, Boston Review, 2012.
Elizabeth Anderson, For-Profit Corruption, Boston Review, 2012.

Up to 10 additional sources may be cited. Students may wish to consider arguments made in other articles from the Boston Review forum “How Markets Crowd Out Morals” or in Chapters 1 and 2 of “Markets Without Limits” by Brennan & Jaworski. As with all academic writing, it is expected that you will use citations for all non-original ideas. Any widely accepted academic citation format may be used. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2017.

Submissions are now closed for this Essay Contest.