Stuart Butler is Vice President of Domestic and Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and has been described as the 'mastermind' of privatisation during the 1980s. His brother is Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute.
With the Heritage Foundation he has concentrated on policy issues such as the creations of 'enterprise zones' as a way of fostering economic development and health care policy.
- Member, United States Consensus Council Roster for Search for Common Ground
- Enterprise Zones: Greenlining the Inner Cities, Universe Books, New York, 1981.
- Privatizing Federal Spending: A Strategy to Reduce the Deficit, Universe Books, New York, 1985.
- co-authored with Anna Kondratas Out of the Poverty Trap: A Conservative Strategy For Welfare Reform, Free Press, New York, 1987 (First edition).
- Stuart Butler biography, Heritage Foundation website, accessed March 2004.
- Diane Stone, Think Tanks and the Privatisation Band-Wagon, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1995.
- Stuart Butler and Peter Germanis, "Achieving a 'Leninist' Strategy," Cato Journal, vol. 3, no.2 (Fall 1983). This document lays out in detail the right wing's long-term strategy for Social Security privatization.