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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…

Critics Corner with Avik Roy on “Freedom Conservatism”

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren Cass is joined by FREOPP’s Avik Roy for a discussion of the Freedom Conservatism Statement of Principles.

Sen. J.D. Vance on Financialization, Labor, and Rebuilding American Capitalism

Sen. J.D. Vance and Oren Cass discuss what has gone wrong with investment in the American economy and how conservatives should think about labor unions today.

Sen. Marco Rubio on Globalization and Rebuilding American Capitalism

Sen. Marco Rubio and Oren Cass discuss globalization, what has gone wrong in the American economy, and the policies we’ll need to recover.

Sen. Todd Young on Industrial Policy and Rebuilding American Capitalism

Sen. Todd Young and Oren Cass discuss how conservatives should think about industrial policy, how public policy can support R&D, and more.

Sen. Tom Cotton on Education and Rebuilding American Capitalism

Sen. Tom Cotton and Oren Cass discuss the future of conservative economics and the importance of workforce development.

Critics Corner with FreedomWorks’ Phil Bell on the Railway Safety Act

Oren Cass is joined by FreedomWorks’ Phil Bell for a wide-ranging discussion the Railway Safety Act of 2023.

Critics Corner with Angela Rachidi

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren Cass is joined by AEI’s Angela Rachidi to discuss family affordability.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Making Social Media Safe for Kids

On this episode of Talkin’ (Policy) Shop, Oren and Chris discuss how to protect kids online.

Senator Marco Rubio on Globalization, Markets, and the Common Good

On this special episode of the American Compass podcast, Senator Marco Rubio joins Oren Cass for a wide-ranging discussion of conservative economics and the common good.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Pre-Competitive R&D Consortia

On this episode of Talkin’ (Policy) Shop, Oren and Chris are joined by Willy Shih, a professor at Harvard Business School, to discuss pre-competitive R&D consortia.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Worker Voice

On this episode, Oren and Chris discuss the issue of worker voice and how to reform labor law to create new avenues for labor input from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Public Pension Accountability

On this episode, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold discuss the need for transparent reporting requirements for public pension funds.

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