Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. We reach the “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. Kibbe functions as the team’s Yoda, ensuring that issues and projects don’t succumb to the dark side. He is also an Executive Producer at BlazeTV, where he produces the Kibbe on Liberty podcast as well as The Deadly Isms, a documentary series about the dangers of all flavors of authoritarianism.

He is the Co-Founder and Partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding, and compelling storytelling.

He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. Steve Forbes said, “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

Against his better judgment, Kibbe has occasionally gotten involved in politics, serving as Senior Advisor to a Rand Paul SuperPAC, and creating AlternativePAC to support liberty candidates in 2016. Back when Yoda was a baby, Kibbe worked as Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, as Budget Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at the Republican National Committee.

Dubbed “The Scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. In his spare time he appears on Old Media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most of his best material is lifted from his three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar, and Rearden.

Latest Posts

The Deadly Isms | S2 Ep 2: Nationalism

This is The Deadly Isms, and Matt Kibbe going to prove to you that you can love your country without hating everybody else’s. Let’s talk about nationalism. Going far beyond simple pride in where you come from, nationalism is the idea that the collective view of the nation comes first and the people who make up the nation come second. It’s also the view that nations are in constant competition with each other. These ideas have caused immense human suffering over the years. They turn people against each other and give more political power to those in charge. Matt Kibbe breaks it all down in this important episode of The Deadly Isms.

The Deadly Isms | S2 Ep 1: Socialism

The Deadly Isms with Matt Kibbe returns for a second season, examining socialism and why it never results in the utopia it promises. Progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocate for “democratic socialism,” arguing that it’s the most productive and fairest way to organize society. But what does “democratic socialism” really mean? Throughout history, we have experimented with one “ism” after another, and socialism in practice has always been a violent and miserable failure. So why are people so eager to support it today?

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