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Douglas Hopkins

Founder and President, Kestrel Consulting LLC

S. Douglas Hopkins is a citizen activist, determined to bring fact-based analysis and decision making to bear on the challenge of U.S. federal tax and budget policy.  He is the author of A Citizen’s 2% Solution: How to Repeal Investment Income Taxes, Avoid a Value-Added Tax, and Still Balance the Budget.  His critique of how Factual Distortions Derail Productive Debate on Tax Reform was published in Tax Notes this past summer.  He welcomes feedback and thoughtful rebuttal and discussion at  

Douglas is the founder and president of Kestrel Consulting LLC (, a crisis management and turnaround consulting firm that provides advisory and interim management services to middle-market companies and coauthor of Crafting Solutions for Troubled Businesses: A Disciplined Approach to Diagnosing and Confronting Management Challenges.  


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