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Radically Moderate and Politically Independent

I am the CEO of MAYDAY.US, a crowd powered movement to take back our republic from the corrupting influence of big money.

I have a small private clinical practice in Essex Junction, VT and I’m the founder of a nonprofit social innovation incubator called The Uncommon Fund.

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. My research is focused on social enterprise in the nonprofit sector.

I am politically independent and radically moderate.

Most of my writing can be found here and here.


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From the blog

The Sanders Effect

Listen to my latest VPR commentary by clicking here. Or read it here: There’s a lot of chatter these days about whether Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Presidency will pull other candidates to the left. Already it’s had an effect on Hillary Clinton,...

A Broken Rubber Band

I grew up tying broken rubber bands together to extend their life. I didn’t get the latest toy. And I got comfortable in hand-me-down clothes. Although we didn’t have much money growing up, I attribute this to my family’s frugality. Vermonters used to be proud of our...

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Email: cyrus [at] cyruspatten.com
Phone: (VT) 497-4864
Mail: 12 Pearl St., Essex Jct. VT 05452