“A defense of liberal institutions is needed now more than ever, and Julian Simon’s work, and the work of the previous winners of the Simon Award, will be crucial in providing it.”
“… for population growth to get translated into economic progress we need liberal institutions.”
Ed. Note: This completes a three-part series on the views of the late Steve Horwitz (1964–2021), the first two being on the climate debate and a carbon tax.
Since 2001, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, along with the Simon family, has presented an annual Julian Simon Award. The first award winner was Stephen Moore, a former research fellow for Dr. Simon (1982–85) who has promoted the Simon worldview ever since.
The most recent award winner was Stephen Horwitz, whose comments follow below.
Fellow professor and classical liberal Peter Boettke shared Horwitz’s remarks below on social media with the comment:
I do think in the interview so much of what was truly wonderful about Steve comes out.