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The Wolves of K Street with Brody Mullins

WSJ’s Brody Mullins joins Oren to discuss his new book, The Wolves of K Street, about corporate power and the rise of the lobbying industry.

Broadening the Defense Industrial Base with Marathon’s Robert Delfeld

Oren and Robert discuss the effects of deindustrialization on the defense supply chain and how to broaden and strengthen the defense industrial base.

Educational Pluralism with Ashley Rogers Berner

Ashley Rogers Berner joins Oren for a discussion of educational pluralism: the key to ensuring choice and standards in K–12 schools.

The Future of American Energy with Thomas Hochman

Oren and Thomas discuss American energy policy, the promise of nuclear, climate change, regulatory hurdles, and much more.

Michael Pettis on Dollar Dominance

Oren is joined by Michael Pettis for an in-depth discussion of the dollar as the global reserve currency: pros, cons, and what it all means for the American economy.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: The American Appetite for Government

On this episode, Oren and Chris dive into our latest survey results on American attitudes toward the role and scope of government.

Inside the CHIPS Act Rollout with Micron Technology

Oren Cass is joined by Micron Technology’s Scott Gatzemeier to discuss the on-the-ground reality of the CHIPS Act rollout.

Constructing Conservatism in the Secular Age

What should conservative politics look like at a time when many Americans are no longer religious?

Constructing Conservatism in the Secular Age

Oren Cass, executive director of American Compass, delivers the 2024 First Things Lecture in Washington, D.C. His lecture is entitled “Constructing Conservatism in the Secular Age.”

The Media and Conservatism with David Leonhardt, Emily Jashinsky, and Idrees Kahloon

How can the media better understand the reality of American life outside the Beltway, and what are reporters missing about these shifting economic and political debates?

Realignment Politics with Jerry Seib, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and Tim Chapman

What does the right-of-center’s economic debate mean for political leaders and how is it being translated into electoral politics in 2024 and beyond?

The Future of Conservative Economics with Julius Krein, Michael Strain, and Rana Foroohar

How is conservative thinking about economic policy and the role of government changing?

John A. Burtka IV on Building a Better Elite

On this episode, Oren Cass is joined by John A. Burtka IV to discuss how to cultivate and educate a better elite, what the “mirrors for princes” tradition has to teach today’s leaders, and aristo-populism.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Support for Families

Oren and Chris weigh in on the ongoing fight over the Child Tax Credit and discuss more broadly the question of how conservatives should think about supporting families—without getting mired in 30-year-old fights about welfare.

Is the Republican Party’s Refusal to Raise Taxes Fiscally Irresponsible?

American Compass’ Oren Cass and Club for Growth’s David McIntosh debate whether the Republican Party’s refusal to raise taxes is fiscally irresponsible.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Globalization

On this episode of Talkin’ (Policy) Shop, Oren and Chris discuss globalization—how we got here, the problems it has created, and what policymakers should do now.

Oren Cass & Steve Moore Debate Immigration and Wages

Oren Cass and the Heritage Foundation’s Steve Moore debate immigration and wages at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s American Economic Forum.

The Future of Capitalism: A Conversation with Glenn Hubbard

This special episode of the American Compass podcast features a wide-ranging conversation between Oren Cass and Glenn Hubbard on the future of capitalism.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: GOP Voters and the Realignment

On this episode, Oren and Chris discuss the results of our new poll of GOP primary voters, which shows an economic realignment is well underway.

Critics Corner: Tax Foundation’s Erica York on Tariffs

On this episode of Critics Corner, Tax Foundation senior economist Erica York joins Oren Cass for a conversation about tariffs: who bears the cost, who benefits, and much more. Further Read more…

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