Oren Cass

Oren Cass

Oren Cass is the executive director at American Compass.

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Balanced Trade, Robust Industry, and Rising Productivity: Pick All Three Share This

Jun 10, 2020

Re: Failing a Test on Trade

Professor Dan Drezner is again illustrating how we ended up with a misbegotten consensus on globalization built upon inadequate assumptions and shallow analysis. A couple of weeks ago, we encountered him badly mischaracterizing a study about the supposed value of trade liberalization. Breezing past that issue, he is back now with a more outlandish claim, […]

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On Regulatory Reform Share This

Jun 10, 2020

Outdated environmental regulation poses an irrational barrier to reshoring efforts.

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Is It Time for an American Industrial Policy? Share This

May 21, 2020

PAIRAGRAPH—American Compass’s Oren Cass participates in a written debate with Duke University’s Michael Munger over the need for American industrial policy.

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Failing a Test on Trade Share This

May 14, 2020

Professor Dan Drezner has been crudely criticizing Senator Josh Hawley’s New York Times op-ed on U.S. withdrawal from the WTO—treating it  “the way one would treat an undergrad paper in global political economy,” awarding a C-minus, and offering the feedback that, “You can do better work than this, Josh. Put in the effort, do more […]

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What They Are Saying About the American Compass Launch Share This

May 13, 2020

American Compass launched in early May to widespread media coverage and generous praise from politicians, scholars, and commentators.

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“Pay Parents” Isn’t a Pro-Family Position Share This

May 10, 2020

Debates over family policy are centering on the idea that households should be “paid” for raising children. The latest salvo comes from the New York Times, which celebrates Mother’s Day with an essay by Kim Brooks entitled, “Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers.” Gladden Pappin applauded it on Twitter as “such an important essay” and chided “pro-family […]

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Special Episode of The Editors: Rich Lowry and Oren Cass Share This

May 04, 2020

NATIONAL REVIEW—Rich Lowry interviews Oren Cass about the launch of American Compass.

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A Note of Introduction Share This

May 04, 2020

Welcome to American Compass. Our mission is to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity. Many of the most insightful and creative policymakers, researchers, and pundits on the American right-of-center, and some on the left-of-center as well, are dedicating tremendous intellectual energy toward […]

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Removing the Blinders from Economic Policy Share This

May 04, 2020

If we want the market to serve the needs of the American people, we must remove the blinders of market reductivism and recover the tools of economic policy.

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The Wall Street Journal Goes Negative Share This

Mar 10, 2020

MEDIUM—One of the nation’s leading opinion platforms cuts a two-minute attack ad against American Compass for prompting debate.

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The Return of Conservative Economics Share This

Feb 18, 2020

NATIONAL REVIEW—Today we are announcing the formation of American Compass, an organization dedicated to helping American conservatism recover from its chronic case of market fundamentalism.

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