Arthur C. Brooks

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Arthur C. Brooks

Arthur C. Brooks is an American social scientist, musician, and contributing opinion writer for The Washington Post He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Brooks is best known for his work on the junctions between culture, economics, and politics.

He is the author of 11 books, including two New York Times best sellers: The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise (2012) and The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America (Broadside Books, 2015).

He is a self-described independent. In March 2018, Brooks announced his intent to step down as AEI's president.In the summer of 2019, he will join the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.