Pat Choate was H. Ross Perot’s Vice Presidential running mate in 1996. An economist by training (PhD on the role of government and industries in economic development), Dr. Choate is the founder and director of a Washington-based policy institute, the Manufacturing Policy Project, and teaches Advanced Issues Management at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
In Hot Property, Choate argues that, just as patent and copyright protections helped propel the American economy, so the current indifference of our government toward the pirating of American intellectual property endangers American jobs and the American economy as a whole. Hot Property is an impassioned, clear-eyed, and sound assessment of one of the most serious problems facing the American economy today.
Pat is the coauthor (with Ross Perot) of the bestseller, Save Your Job, Save Our Country: Why NAFTA Must Be Stopped—Now! His best-selling book, Agents of Influence, brought international attention to the role of politics in global economic competitiveness. The High Flex Society highlighted the decline of American competitiveness and America in Ruins documented the decay of the U.S. infrastructure. He co-authored Thinking Strategically, a guide on how to think about the future, and Being Number One: Rebuilding the U.S. Economy, which identified basic problems in the American manufacturing and service sectors.
Dr. Choate directed the Economic Development Administration’s Office of Economic Research in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has held several positions in the Office of Management and Budget and was an economic advisor to the governors of Tennessee and Oklahoma. He served for nine years as Senior Policy Analyst for Economics and then as Vice President for Policy Analysis at TRW, the defense contracting firm. Pat has served on several national commissions, including two Presidential Commissions that analyzed federally funded training programs. In 1990, he was the vice-chairman of a Defense Science Board review of foreign ownership of key defense technologies.
Pat is the author of more than 200 articles, monographs, professional papers, and reports on U.S. competitiveness, trade, education, training, technology, politics, and public policy. He was the Chairman of the populist radio network, UNW (United Broadcasting Network) and currently co-hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show, “The Week Ahead.” In recognition of his continuing scholarship and work, the University of Oklahoma named him an Arthur Barto Adams Alumni Fellow.