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The Returns Counter (Q1 2020)

Archive of Returns Counter data as of Q1 2021

The Returns Counter

Comprehensive benchmarking of the hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital industries against public-market indexes, updated quarterly.

Family Financial Security: Sen. Romney on the Right’s Fight to Support Our Most Important Institution

Senator Mitt Romney joins us for a conversation about what draws him to family benefits, why he thinks conservatives should embrace the Family Security Act’s approach, how he sees this debate fitting into the broader one about the right-of-center’s future.

Family Financial Security: Senator Mitt Romney on the Right’s Fight to Support Our Most Important Institution

A conversation with Senator Mitt Romney about the future of family benefits in the U.S. and what it means for the right-of-center’s future.

Thanks to the Stimulus Bill, Child Allowances Are Here To Stay. But We Have To Pay for Them.

Abby McCloskey highlights American Compass’s Fisc proposal in her column on child allowances.

How Biden Transformed the Republican Debate Over Poverty

In a discussion of the debate over child benefits, Karl W. Smith discusses American Compass’s Fisc proposal as an idea that “deserves to be taken seriously.”

Oren Cass and Matt Bruenig Debate Child Benefit Reform

Executive director Oren Cass and Matt Bruenig of the People’s Policy Project join the Solidarity Policy Podcast to debate child benefits, the Romney plan, and more.

The Once and Future Right

Executive Director Oren Cass joins The Dispatch Podcast to discuss the mission of American Compass, the future of conservatism, and family policy.

Oren Cass on Balancing Conservative Principles With Working-Class Priorities

Executive Director Oren Cass joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss how conservatives can reconcile their principles with the priorities of the working class.

Oren Cass: New Data Reveals Families Desperate for Cash Assistance To Help Rear Children

Executive director Oren Cass joins Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball to discuss the 2021 Home Building survey on what kind of support American families want from the government.

Why Parents Need the Flexibility of Cash Payments More Than Universal Child Care

W. Bradford Wilcox cites the findings of American Compass’s 2021 Home Building Survey in a piece about why families prefer cash payments to subsidized child care programs.

A Family Tree: The Past and Present of Public Policy and the American Family

The American family may have entered a period of crisis, but a rich conservative literature—from political philosophy to sociology to journalism—can help us to better understand the root causes and guide policy reforms to the family’s renewal.

Washington’s Most Influential People

American Compass executive director Oren Cass is included on the 2021 list of 250 most influential public policy experts and advocates.

What’s Wrong With The Unemployment Rate?

Executive director Oren Cass joins CNBC to discuss the unemployment rate.

The Persistent Thief With Oren Cass

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins Consumers’ Research to discuss how underestimating inflation is depriving consumers of the American Dream.

7 Proposals to Make America More Family-Friendly

Writers and analysts from across the right-of-center apply a family-focused lens to contemporary policy challenges.

Reactions to a New Social Compact

Commentators and policy analysts react to our proposal for a Family Income Supplemental Credit.

Building Family Policy Around Parent Preferences

American Compass research director Wells King discusses the results of the 2021 Home Building Survey that show how parents prefer to balance work and childcare.

New Conservative Proposal to Provide Generous Per-Child Benefit to Working Families

PRESS RELEASE—A new proposal from American Compass provides a conservative case for a benefit to working families that functions as a form of reciprocal social insurance, addressing major flaws of a universal child allowance.

Home Building Survey Part II: Supporting Families

American attitudes about family structure vary widely, but most families see a full-time earner and a stay-at-home parent as the ideal arrangement for raising young children.

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