Free Market Think Tank Grows, Crediting Government’s Assault on Private Enterprise as Impetus for Revenue Growth

Washington, DC – The National Center for Public Policy Research announced additions to its health care and environmental policy divisions today, crediting Washington’s growing intrusion into the free market for its revenue growth during America’s worst recession in 26 years.

“As the national unemployment rate was rising to 10 percent, our full-time staff grew by 14%,” said David A. Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. “The American people are alarmed by Washington’s growing intrusion into private enterprise – from its de facto takeover of car companies and banks to its proposed takeover of health care. Now they’re voting with their check books and giving to us generously.”

The National Center has just welcomed two new people to its policy staff, Caroline May and Matt Patterson.

Caroline May joins The National Center as a policy analyst for environmental and regulatory affairs. She’s focusing on global warming, the Clean Water Act, property rights and free market environmental solutions, among others. May has served in writing and researching capacities at D.C. Examiner, the American Enterprise Institute, Commentary magazine, and News/Talk 1110 WBT in North Carolina.

Matt Patterson joins The National Center as health care policy analyst. He most recently served as research assistant to nationally-syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and currently serves as the National Review Institute’s Washington Fellow. Previously, he’d served as a political coordinator for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign. A prolific writer, Patterson’s work has been widely published, including in The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, D.C. Examiner, and many others.

“We’re thrilled to welcome such talented and passionate advocates of individual liberty as Caroline May and Matt Patterson to our staff,” said Amy Ridenour, President of the National Center for Public Policy Research. “Both are great researchers and writers and I’m confident they’ll be in high demand over the next several months.”

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a truly independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational foundation that receives 94% of its revenue through hundreds of thousands on individual contributions. Just 1.5% of its revenue comes from company and corporate sources.

For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 507-6398 x11 or [email protected].

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.