July Meeting

Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks will be the speaker at the next luncheon of the Columbia Economics Club. FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization designed to fight for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for Americans.

Topic: “The Mortgage Crisis and the Economy: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?”
Date: Tuesday, July 1st
Time: Noon Luncheon
Location: 1201 Main Street, Capital City Club, Columbia, South Carolina
RSVP to Kathryn Robinson

About the speaker…

Matt Kibbe became President and CEO of FreedomWorks in June 2004. From 1984-2004, the FreedomWorks organization was called Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and previously Matt served as its Executive Vice President from 1996-2004.

Today, as President/CEO, Matt manages FreedomWorks’ overall operations and strategy, including public policy development, grassroots operations, and state and federal issue campaigns for the organization. Before joining Citizens for a Sound Economy, Matt served as Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller(R-FL) from 1993 to 1996.

Between 1990 and 1993, Mr. Kibbe was Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he served as Senior Economist for the Republican National Committee during Lee Atwater’s tenure as Chairman. Between 1988 and 1989, Mr. Kibbe was the Managing Editor of Market Process, an academic economics journal published by the Center for the Study of Market Processes at George Mason University. The journal developed Austrian and Public Choice approaches to economic theory, and a free market understanding of political economy.

Mr. Kibbe started his professional career at Citizens for a Sound Economy, serving as a policy analyst between 1986 and 1988. Matt did graduate work in the economics department at George Mason University and received his BA in Economics from Grove City College.

Mr. Kibbe has written extensively on economics, public policy and politics. His writings have appeared in outlets such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Reason, Market Process and The Journal of Regulation and Social Costs.