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Peter Foster

Photo: National Post 2012

Peter Foster was born in London, England. Following an economics degree from Christ's College, Cambridge, he worked as a journalist for the Financial Times of London until 1976, when he immigrated to Canada to write for the Financial Post. He became a senior editor in 1977. He left the Post in 1979 to write his first book, "The Blue-Eyed Sheiks." He has written nine books and is currently a columnist with the National Post. His latest book, published in April, 2014, is titled "Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism."

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Self-Serve: How Petro-Canada Pumped Canadians Dry. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 1992.
Family Spirits: The Bacardi Saga. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 1990.
The Master Builders: How the Reichmanns Reached for an Empire. Toronto: Key Porter, 1986.
Other People's Money: The Banks, the Government and Dome. Toronto: Collins, 1983.
The Blue-Eyed Sheiks: The Canadian Oil Establishment. Toronto: Collins, 1979.
From Rigs to Riches. Bow Valley Industries, 1985
Towers of Debt. Key Porter, 1993
The Sorcerer's Apprentices. Collins, 1982
Why We Bite the Invisible Hand. Pleasaunce Press, 2014


National Business Book Award for Self-Serve, 1992.
Runner up, National Business Book Award for The Master Builders, 1986.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Petroleum History Society, 1998
Bastiat Prize finalist, 2009
Bastiat Prize finalist, 2010
National Magazine Awards (two golds) for Saturday Night, 1987
National Magazine Award (gold) for Canadian Business, 1991
National Magazine Award (gold) for Toronto Life, 1999
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