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Matt Kibbe

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Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of FreedomWorks, a national community-building and grassroots advocacy organization. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto, (his not-so-humble attempt to translate the entire cannon of Classical Liberal thinking into plain English) and six simple "Rules For Liberty." Kibbe's vision of the free society is built on community, civility and individual responsibility, not coercion and compulsion. He is also the author of Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America, and coauthor of Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. He appears frequently on national television.

 Kibbe lives in Washington, DC with his awesome wife Terry and their three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar and Iko. A noted scholarly expert on The Big Lebowski, Kibbe is also an avid DeadHead, drinker of beer and whiskey, and collector of obscure books on libertarian philosophy.