Pat Choate is a political economist, think tank strategist, policy analyst, and author – studies U.S. competitiveness and public policy. He directs a Washington-based policy institute, the Manufacturing Policy Project. He is the author of the books Saving Capitalism, Dangerous Business, Agents of Influence, Preparing for War, and, with Ross Perot, Save Your Job, Save Our Country. In 1996, he was Ross Perot’s Reform Party vice presidential running mate. He lives with his wife outside Washington, D.C.