Peter J. Ferrara is an American policy analyst and columnist. His proposal to privatize Social Security was championed by the George W. Bush administration. Ferrara took money from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to write op-ed pieces favorable to Abramoff clients such as the Northern Marianas Islands and Indian tribes such as the Choctaw. Ferrara remains unrepentant and intends to pursue the practice in the future: "I do that all the time. I've done that in the past, and I'll do it in the future."  Ferrara is a senior policy adviser at the conservative Institute for Policy Innovation and has worked for the Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation. He was a Senior Fellow of the Free Enterprise Fund ("FEF"), a free market advocacy group. Peter Ferrara is known for his "What Is An American?" essay, published September 25th, 2001, just after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.