Phil Kerpen

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Philip G. Kerpen is an American free-market policy analyst and political organizer. He is the president of American Commitment, a conservative 501(c)(4) organization which he founded in 2012. He previously served for over five years as the vice president of Americans for Prosperity.

Career[edit]

Policy analysis and debate[edit]

Kerpen began his career in 1999 as an intern at the Cato Institute, because he “became disillusioned with insularity of academic debate” while attending the University of Pittsburgh.[1]

Kerpen was a policy analyst for the Club for Growth.[2] Until June 23, 2006, he was Policy Director for the Free Enterprise Fund, a United States free market advocacy group.[3] Kerpen was the vice president of Americans for Prosperity for more than five years, ending his tenure there in April 2012.[4] Kerpen is a syndicated columnist and a frequent radio and television commentator on economic growth issues. Kerpen is president of American Commitment, a conservative 501(c)(4) organization which he founded in 2012.[2]

Works[edit]

In 2011, Kerpen wrote a book entitled Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him.[5][6]

Personal[edit]

A native of Brooklyn, Kerpen attended Stuyvesant High School.[7][1] He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Joanna and their four children.[8] His brother is social media entrepreneur Dave Kerpen.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profiles in Liberty: Phil Kerpen". America's Future Foundation. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Marcus, Rachael (August 2, 2012). "Nonprofit profile: American Commitment". Center for Public Integrity. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Ambinder, Marc (2006-06-29) It's Hard Out There For A Budget Hawk, The Hotline
  4. ^ AFP Commends Phil Kerpen, americansforprosperity.org
  5. ^ Phil Kerpen (October 18, 2011). Democracy Denied. BenBella Books Inc. Archived from the original on November 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Hawkins, John (October 21, 2011). "Stopping Obama From Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America". Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Kerpen, Philip G. (April 1999). "Debate theory ossification" (PDF). Rostrum. 
  8. ^ "Phil Kerpen". Watchdog.org. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  9. ^ John Helyar (August 2006). "Living in a Fantasy World". ESPN: The Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 

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