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Lessons on Industrial Policy from Silicon Valley and Ronald Reagan

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Wells King joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss how policymakers can harness history to address the economic problems of today.

Myth-Busting Silicon Valley

American Compass’s Wells King argues that Silicon Valley’s founder myth has things backward, misunderstanding the source of the regime’s power and flattering its worst instincts.

Silicon Valley’s Public Garages

The indispensable and effective role of public policy in building the digital age

Uncle Sam’s Top-Performing Venture Fund

With the Small Business Innovation & Research program, Congress helped build many of the nation’s most innovative firms.

An Early Conservative Victory in the War on Big Tech

American Compass research director Wells King discusses a promising conservative bill to rein in Big Tech’s monopoly power.

The American Camry

Wells King and Dan Vaughn, Jr. on how Reagan showed it was possible to wrangle foreign manufacturers to the U.S.

The Import Quota that Remade the Auto Industry

President Reagan negotiated a quota on Japanese imports that bought Detroit time to retool and spurred massive foreign investment in a new manufacturing base in the South.

Our Politics Needs a Pro-Family Policy Agenda

American Compass research director Wells King joins a statement in support of building a truly pro-family policy agenda.

After Student-Debt Relief, America Must Move Beyond ‘College for All’

American Compass research director Wells King argues for building real alternatives to the “college-for-all” education pipeline in the wake of Biden’s misguided student loan forgiveness.

State Capacity in Short Supply: Assessing the Biden Administration’s Industrial Strategy

American Compass’s Wells King and Chris Griswold evaluate the Biden administration’s approach to industrial strategy and what it shows about the policy failures of the established ruling class.

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