A collection of essays on the economic challenges facing the United States, as well as paths for recovery, were published by The Fraser Institute in the book What America’s Decline in Economic Freedom Means for Entrepreneurship and Prosperity in April of this year.
The book has just been named the winner of Atlas Network’s 2015 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award, which, according to the Atlas website, “recognizes the organization that published a book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in the opinion of a panel of external judges, has had demonstrable impact and made the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society.”
CEI’s Clyde Wayne Crews, Jr., provided his essay entitled “One Nation, Ungovernable? Confronting the Modern Regulatory State” as one of five chapters in the award-winning book. In his chapter, Crews provides a roadmap for how to assess and corral federal regulation by highlighting the tools at the disposal of policy makers to bring about much needed regulatory reform as well as explaining the consequences of too much executive branch power. Capturing both data and analysis to provide a snapshot of the ever-growing regulatory state, Crews inspires those who long for a return to constitutional limited government with practical steps that can be taken to dial back the regulatory burden in the United States.
Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University edited the Fraser Institute book, which also contains essays by Liya Palagashvili of New York University and George Mason University; Russell Sobel of The Citidel; Robert Lawson of Southern Methodist University; and Robert Meiners of the University of Texas at Arlington (with Andrew P. Morriss).
Atlas awards the winning organization a $10,000 prize and recognition at a Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner in New York City.
Read more about the award here.