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Don’t Kid Yourself About What Elections Reveal About America

American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that elections tell us simply who will govern us, not who we are, and it is critical to understand our fellow Americans who voted differently.

A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism

The wags are having their fun with an election result that hinges upon whether Joe Biden garners sufficient support from white voters to negate an apparent surge toward Donald Trump among minority groups.

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Yoram Hazony Hosts Oren Cass on NatConTalk

American Compass’s Oren Cass speaks with Yoram Hazony about economic nationalism and what a conservative economic policy should look like.

A Reformed Labor Movement Could Advance Conservative Values and Priorities

American Compass’s Oren Cass responds to Michael Watson’s rejection of collective bargaining, arguing that organized labor can advance conservative principles.

CQ Future: Unions

American Compass’s Oren Cass talks with Jim Saksa about how unions should be reinvented and not abandoned by conservatives.

The Deadly Sins of the American Right

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti to discuss the deadly sins of the right, warning the GOP to learn from the 2016 election and update conservative orthodoxy.

Whole Life: A Common Sense Agenda for Strengthening the American Family

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins a distinguished panel to discuss the need for robust family policy from the political right.

US Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring Ordinary Voters’ Needs

American Compass’s Oren Cass describes the process by which leaders of both the Republican and Democratic Parties have become unmoored from the voters they aspire to represent.

Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring Ordinary Voters’ Needs

In this commentary for the Financial Times, Cass considers what the presidential candidates would be talking about if workers and their interests were of primary concern

When Market Economists Fail

American Compass’s Oren Cass critiques public choice theory as applied in defense of a libertarian agenda.

Biden and Trump Are Failing the American Worker

American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that neither Biden nor Trump has given the necessary attention to issues like industrial, education, and labor policy that could help American workers.

Ending with a Starting Point

Would sectoral bargaining provide a better framework for American labor law?

The Long and Winding Road to Reform

Would sectoral bargaining provide a better framework for American labor law?

America Needs a Conservative Labor Movement

American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that a strong, reformed labor movement has unique potential to advance conservative priorities.

The Vanishing American Dream: The Economic Realities Facing Middle- and Lower-Income Americans

American Compass’s Oren Cass participated in a symposium on “The Vanishing American Dream,” as part of the Brookings Institution’s Future of the Middle Class Initiative, discussing the political roots of economic issues facing lower- and middle-income Americans.

Q&A with Freelancers Union Founder Sara Horowitz

Labor law has failed to evolve alongside a changing labor market. Some labor leaders have been moving ahead anyway.

Would Sectoral Bargaining Provide a Better Framework for American Labor Law?

Labor leader David Rolf and American Compass’s Oren Cass discuss the potential for sectoral bargaining in America.

Sectoral Bargaining’s Promise and Peril

Would sectoral bargaining provide a better framework for American labor law?

A Free Market Manifesto That Changed the World, Reconsidered

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins a wide range of economists and business leaders to discuss Milton Friedman’s essay, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits,” on its 50th anniversary.

Republican Party Battles Over its Post-Trumpian Soul

American Compass’s Oren Cass spotlights the ideological contest between libertarian Republicans and post-Trump conservatives for the future identity of the American political right.

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