How long has Center of the American Experiment been active?

Center of the American Experiment was founded in 1990 by Mitch Pearlstein and a small, diverse group of community-minded Minnesotans. They believed that free enterprise, limited government, and individual freedom were fundamental to achieving stronger families and a thriving state.

Can your research be trusted?

Each of our reports is fact-based and backed by easily verifiable sources. Occasionally, the appendix for one of our research papers will rival the length of the paper itself! That said, our policy experts are always open to good faith critiques and corrections of their work. If you have a question or concern, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Does Center of the American Experiment have a political affiliation?

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Center of the American Experiment was created to educate the public on policy issues that impact them as individuals and our community as a whole. We are not affiliated with any party, do not endorse candidates for office, and don’t fund candidates’ campaigns. However, we love working with politicians of all stripes who support our ideas.

Do you publish Thinking Minnesota?

Yes, that’s us! We founded our quarterly magazine in 2015 and have published over 25 issues since. To claim your free subscription, click here.

Do you have an internship program?

Yes! We accept interns year-round in areas of Policy, Development, and Communications. Click here to learn about our internships and how to apply.

Are you hiring?

For up-to-date information on any available openings, go here for our LinkedIn page!

What personal information do you collect about me?

We strive to be as transparent as possible. To view our full privacy policy, click here.