After nearly 30 years in various roles with the Cato Institute, it is time to move on to new adventures and new opportunities. Actually, I was prepared to gently slide into retirement, but it turns out that I still have important things to say. So, today (April 3) I will take up a new position as a senior fellow with the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP). In this capacity I will be continuing to speak out on the issues of poverty and inequality that are important to me.
FREOPP is a non-partisan thinktank, firmly committed to free markets, individual liberty, and limited government, but one that looks at public policy exclusively through a lens of how those policies impact those with wealth or incomes below the U.S. median. Readers of my book, The Inclusive Economy, will recognize a holistic approach to fighting poverty, that encompasses issues ranging from criminal justice and education reform to housing policy, welfare reform, and economic development. It offers a bridge between left and right on ways to create greater and more widespread opportunity for those who are struggling most today.
I am deeply appreciative for my time at Cato. I had an opportunity to work with some of the finest scholars I know and believe I helped bring about important changes to both policy and public perceptions. But all good things come to an end, and now I have an opportunity to tackle fresh challenges and bring my message to different audiences.
I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you, my readers. Onward and upward!