Dr . Eamonn Butler is director and co-founder of the British neoliberal policy think tank, the Adam Smith Institute, and a leading author and broadcaster on economics and social issues. Eamonn is the winner, with his colleague Dr Madsen Pirie, of the 2010 National Free Enterprise Award, for the greatest contribution to furthering the market economy. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary D. Litt. from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in recognition of his outstanding contribution over several decades to the advancement of public policy and economics. Eamonn is Vice-President of the Mont Pelerin Society, an international association of distinguished economists and entrepreneurs, founded in 1947 by the Nobel Prize winner F A Hayek. Butler is author of books on a wide range of subjects, from economics through psychology to politics.