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Disclosure Statement

Like many writers and researchers, I sometimes give paid speeches. I also occasionally provide consulting services. The activities could create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest, and so a bit of transparency here. First off, I’m a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. The Center receives funds from a range of organizations and individuals, and you can visit their website to learn more. I’ve also done consulting work or given paid lectures at a variety of institutions from the US Chamber of Commerce to local libraries. If you have any questions or want more details about these activities, please email me at ulrich @ I am indebted to writer Malcolm Gladwell, who gave me the idea to for this statement.