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The GOP’s New Path to the Future

A new approach to tech policy is taking root in the GOP, and it’s not what you might expect from the party of Alan Greenspan and Friedrich Hayek. Led by a Read more…

American Compass Releases Conservative Economic Agenda for 118th Congress

Today, American Compass is releasing New Direction: Conservative Principles & Policies for the 118th Congress, an agenda for economic renewal, focused on the interests of worker, their families and communities, and the nation.

American Compass, Moving the Needle

Oren Cass’s pro-worker, pro-family think tank has exercised surprising influence on the broader conservative movement.

Why Is the Republican Party Falling Out of Love With Big Business?

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins the Checks and Balances podcast to discuss the conservative approach toward big business and shifting orthodoxies in right-of-center economic philosophy.

Rethinking Conservative Economics With Oren Cass

Oren Cass joins Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer to discuss the Right’s shifting approach to political economy and President Biden’s disastrous student loan forgiveness initiative.

Oren Cass on Student Loan Debt

Oren Cass joins Paul Ollinger for a discussion of student debt, “college-for-all,” and how to rethink our approach to education in the U.S.

American Compass on CHIPS Act Passage: An Inflection Point in U.S. Policy

PRESS RELEASE—America is finally getting serious about returning critical industries to our shores.

Republicans Split on Major China Bill, as Legislation Barrels Toward Passage

As the Senate takes up consideration of the CHIPS Act, American Compass’s work is leading the industrial policy debate.

In Preparation for Power, America’s New Right Builds New Institutions

In a profile of the new institutions springing up to influence the new right’s policy agenda, American Compass is described as “among the more sophisticated,” with proposals that have been “influential among lawmakers.”

Saving Kids from Big Tech with Chris Griswold

American Compass policy director Chris Griswold discusses the historical parallels between child labor in the 19th century and kids’ use of social media today, and suggests steps that policymakers can take to protect them from its harms.

Capital Markets R’Us

Oren Cass joins David Bahnsen to discuss the state of American financial markets, private equity and venture capital, what is going wrong, and potential solutions.

Oren Cass Discusses the Future of the GOP

American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses whether DC’s conservative institutions will shift after the 2022 primaries to become more responsive to the GOP base.

Rethinking the Way We Help Families

American Compass research director Wells King joins Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson to discuss pro-family policymaking.

‘College for All’ Is Broken. Let’s Embrace Opportunity Pluralism Instead.

Bruno Manno features a recent American Compass survey on higher education in a discussion of the failures of the “college-for-all” model.

Can the Expanded Child Tax Credit Come Back From the Dead?

In a discussion of the potential for a permanent expanded Child Tax Credit, Rachel Cohen highlights American Compass research and Wells King’s analysis of the political environment.

Is Common Good Capitalism the Answer?

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean to discuss common good capitalism, China’s relationship with the U.S., Big Labor, and more.

Globalization and NASCAR Changes: Two Errors Wrought by Misguided Elites

American Compass’s Wells King joins Robin Johnson on the Heartland Politics show to discuss globalization and NASCAR.

How the Decline of NASCAR Mirrors the Decline of American Communities

American Compass’s Wells King joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss his American Conservative cover story on the decline of NASCAR.

Wells King Laments the Decline and Fall of NASCAR

American Compass research director Wells King joins Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson to discuss his essay on the decline of NASCAR.

To Help Children, Democrats Are Going to Have to Reach Across the Aisle

The Niskanen Center’s Samuel Hammond discusses the potential for a bipartisan bill to support families with children, highlighting American Compass’s Fisc proposal.

From Amazon to Starbucks, Workers Caught Between Big Business & Big Labor Need Support

Emily Jashinsky features Wells King’s analysis of the Amazon union vote on Staten Island in a discussion of the difficulties facing workers organizing today.

Big Business and Conservatives Are Headed for Divorce

In a discussion of the changing conservative approach to big business, Adrian Wooldridge highlights American Compass’s work on globalization and labor.

New Report Finds Globalization Failed to Deliver Economic Growth and Good Jobs

PRESS RELEASE—New American Compass report on the failed experiment of globalization and an online quiz that exposes the bipartisan Uniparty’s witless case for globalization

Has the Right Gotten It All Wrong?

Oren Cass joins David Bahnsen to discuss globalization, market orthodoxy, and much more.

Oren Cass and Jacobin’s Paul Prescod Debate Labor Policy

Krystal and Saagar are joined by American Compass’s Oren Cass  and Jacobin writer Paul Prescod for a debate on the GOP’s new legislation that would revise the National Labor Relations Act and put workers on some corporate boards.

Report: College Degree Attainment Far Outpaces U.S. Jobs Requiring BAs

PRESS RELEASE—New American Compass analysis finds that wages have stagnated for college graduates without degree-requiring jobs.

Can the GOP Become the Party of the Working Class?

Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses the recent GOP bill that would give workers the opportunity to elect a representative to serve on their corporate boards as part of a voluntary employee involvement organization.

Summer Analysts

American Compass summer analysts will work in our Washington, D.C. office in research, policy, and communications. Applications are due by February 28.

New Ed Surveys Find Surprising Agreement in How Parents & Young People Think

Bruno Manno explores the results of the American Compass Failing on Purpose Survey and the implications for education policy.

The Left & Right Case Against College For All

Oren Cass and author Freddie Deboer discuss the left and right cases against the college-for-all system that dominates American education.

How ‘College For All’ Is Failing Generations Of Americans

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins The Federalist’s Emily Jashinsky to discuss the failures of the “college-for-all” model in the U.S.

The New Age of Interventionism—the Big State Is Back in Business

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins the Money Talks podcast to discuss the growing embrace of industrial policy.

Many Countries Are Seeing a Revival of Industrial Policy

A special report on industrial policy and the relationship between business and the state cites American Compass executive director Oren Cass as one of the leading voices calling for a rethinking of industrial policy’s potential in the modern market.

Can Free Trade Work for Everyone?

Pete Coy discusses the debate over free trade, highlighting Oren Cass’s rebuttal of Glenn Hubbard’s recent book.

Survey Finds U.S. Public Education Ignores Priorities of Parents and Students

PRESS RELEASE—Education reformers have lost sight of what most Americans say public education is for, according to a new American Compass survey.

Marco Rubio Gets It. Our Economic Addiction to China Is a National Security Threat.

Henry Olsen discusses Sen. Rubio’s remarks at American Compass’s inaugural Henry Clay Lecture in Political Economy.

Conservative Scholars Rethink Public Education’s Purpose

PRESS RELEASE—Essay series explores how public education is failing in both practice and principle

Realignment Conference: The Future of Populism

American Affairs’s Julius Krein, American Compass’s Wells King, and the Niskanen Center’s Samuel Hammond discuss the new right, populism, and the debate over neoliberalism.

Why National Conservatism Needs Worker Power

At the second National Conservatism conference, Oren Cass discusses the importance of worker power to the future of conservatism.

Oren Cass: Here’s What Workers REALLY Want From Unions

American Compass executive director explains what workers want—and are not getting—from organized labor in the U.S. today.

Munk Debate: Universal Basic Income

Oren Cass debates Scott Santens on proposals for a universal basic income.

Announcing the Common Good Economics Grant Program

The Common Good Economics grant program will support projects rethinking the role that economic policy can play in advancing the common good.

We Need to Listen Better to Working-Class Parents

The Ethics and Public Public Policy Center’s Patrick T. Brown highlights the American Compass Child Tax Credit Survey in a discussion of what working-class parents want from family policy.

New Survey: Vast Majority Want Expansion of Child Tax Credit Tied to Work

PRESS RELEASE—New American Compass/YouGov survey finds Americans reject unconditional cash benefits outside context of pandemic relief.

New Survey Finds Modern American Workers Want Unions To Stop Playing Politics

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the Better Bargain Survey results, what workers want from organized labor, and working-class perspectives on politics.

Adam Smith or Alexander Hamilton?

At ISI’s “The Future of American Political Economy” conference, American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses political economy and the American System’s lessons for today.

Future of Work: Futureproof

American Compass’s Oren Cass is featured in a PBS documentary on the future of work and how “future-proof” jobs against robots, AI, racial and economic disparities, and pandemics.

New Survey Finds Union Political Activism the #1 Obstacle to U.S. Labor Movement

PRESS RELEASE—Labor policy reforms should be focused on strengthening labor-management cooperation and delivering concrete economic benefits

Oren Cass Joins Politico Playbook Deep Dive Podcast

American Compass’s Oren Cass, “an influential voice in this new economic counterculture,” joins to discuss the conservative debate on economics and the free market.

Oren Cass Joins Moment of Truth Podcast

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins American Moment’s podcast to discuss economics, working class families, and conservatism.

How a Fight Over Economics Could Shape the GOP’s Post-Trump Future

Eliana Johnson explores the right-of-center’s defining fight for the years to come and highlights American Compass as the organization leading the charge to reinvigorate a true conservative economics.

Cash and Kids: Momentum on Child Tax Credit Policy and Other Ideas to Increase Family Income

American Compass research director Wells King joins an American Academy of Political and Social Science panel to discuss the Child Tax Credit and how best to support working families.

The New Trustbusters

In a discussion of the new antitrust movement, Zaid Jilani highlights American Compass executive director Oren Cass’s perspective on the conservative approach to corporate power.

New Policy Proposals for Pro-Investment Financial Market Regulation

PRESS RELEASE—A financial transaction tax and other key reforms would confront Coin-Flip Capitalism and shift capital toward productive investment.

Can Catholic Social Teaching Redeem a Post-Trump, Pro-Labor Republican Party?

Rachel Lu highlights American Compass’s Oren Cass and our Guide to Economic Inequality in a discussion of the role of Catholic social teaching in pro-labor conservatism.

Privacy, Tech Policy, And Two Sorts Of Libertarian

Micah Meadowcroft discusses the questions raised about privacy and freedom by our collection, Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age.

Conservatives Must Tackle the Problems of the Digital Revolution

Rachel Bovard highlights American Compass’s Lost in the Super Market collection in a discussion of how public policy must be rethought in light of the digital revolution.

Oren Cass: Big Tech’s Life Changing Transformation

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins Rising to discuss the digital era’s effects on the market and our collection Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age

New Collection Calls on Policymakers to Rethink Governing in the Digital Age

PRESS RELEASE—Modern technology has reshaped markets fundamentally, requiring new policy responses to protect our values, institutions, and relationships.

Oren Cass and J.D. Vance on the Future of the Republican Party

Oren Cass joins J.D. Vance and Gerald F. Seib for a conversation about the future of conservatism and the GOP at the WSJ Future of Everything conference.

Progressives, Conservatives Hone Messaging on Class Divide, Opportunity

American Compass’s Oren Cass and author J. D. Vance discuss the future of American conservatism at the WSJ Future of Everything conference.

Biden’s Daycare Plan Is Bad for Families

In an op-ed criticizing President Biden’s day care plan, J.D. Vance and Jenet Erickson highlight the findings of American Compass’s Home Building Survey.

Give Power to the Parents!

In a column on how best to approach family benefits, David Brooks cites the findings of the American Compass Home Building Survey.

Biden’s Free Daycare Plan Isn’t What Americans Really Want

Bonnie Kristian features the American Compass Home Building Survey in a discussion of why President Biden’s free day care plan isn’t what American families actually want.

Republicans Unveil Policies To Match ‘Working-Class Party’ Claim

Gerald F. Seib highlights American Compass’s Family Income Supplemental Credit plan as an example of recent “new-wave conservative proposals designed to help working-class families.”

How Wall Street Took Over Our Economy

Varun Hukeri features American Compass’s We’re Just Speculating Here research on financialization and falling U.S. investment.

Amazon Union Election Wakes Up Washington, Even Some Republicans

American Compass executive director Oren Cass is featured in a Power Up discussion of the Amazon union drive and conservative support for labor organizing.

Oren Cass Joins Tucker Carlson To Discuss Wall Street Investment

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joined Tucker Carlson to discuss our recent research on trends in U.S. investment and the growth of the financial sector.

Oren Cass Reveals Truth Behind Wall Street’s Claim That They Add Value To US Economy

Executive director Oren Cass joins Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball to discuss the declining rate of nationwide investments.

Wall Street’s Fixation on Quick Profits Wreaking Havoc in the ‘Real’ Economy, Report Says

Christopher Ingraham features We’re Just Speculating Here writing that U.S. businesses are prioritizing shareholder profits over long-term investments, and the economy’s worse off for it.

Wall Street Trading Tax Gets Conservative Group’s Unlikely Tout

Daniel Avis highlights American Compass’s We’re Just Speculating Here collection and proposals to reign in the growth of “non-investment” in the U.S. economy.

New Report: Most U.S. Companies Send Cash to Shareholders at Expense of Capital Base

PRESS RELEASE—In an economic transformation over past 50 years, “Eroders” have overtaken “Sustainers,” according to a new report by American Compass executive director Oren Cass.

The Amazon Union Drive and the Changing Politics of Labor

In a discussion of the changing politics of organized labor, Benjamin Wallace-Wells cites American Compass’s work on the issue and its promise on the right-of-center.

We See the Left. We See the Right. Can Anyone See the ‘Exhausted Majority’?

Thomas Edsall cites American Compass’s Oren Cass in a column on the future of partisanship and centrism in American politics.

New Analysis Finds Hedge Funds and Private Equity Failed to Beat the COVID Crash

PRESS RELEASE—The latest Returns Counter update highlights the failures of coin-flip capitalism during the COVID-19 market crash in the first two quarters of 2020.

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.

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.

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.

Oren Cass Urges Conservatives to Shed Free-Market ‘Orthodoxy’

Peter Coy highlights American Compass executive director Oren Cass’s piece in Foreign Affairs on the path forward for post-Trump conservatism.

The Biden Team Wants To Transform the Economy. Really.

Noam Scheiber cites American Compass’s Oren Cass in a feature on industrial policy and the Biden administration’s attempts to revive U.S. manufacturing.

New Collection and Exclusive Survey on State of the American Family

PRESS RELEASE—American Compass’s February 2021 collection, Home Building, provides a conservative vision for family policy

Can There Ever Be a Working-Class Republican Party?

Christopher Caldwell highlights American Compass’s Oren Cass in a discussion of working-class conservatism and the future of the GOP.

History As It Happens: The GameStop Revolution

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins the History As It Happens podcast to discuss GameStop, Wall Street, and populism.

Wells King on The Resistance Library Podcast

American Compass research director Wells King joins Sam Jacobs to discuss labor unions, the free market, and the proper role of government.

Why It Will Be So Hard to Roll Back Trump’s Trade Agenda

Henry Olsen highlights American Compass’s conversation with former U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer in a discussion of the future of American trade policy.

Where Trump Came From—and Where Trumpism Is Going

WSJ executive Washington editor Gerald Seib discusses the future of the conservative movement post-Trump, highlighting American Compass’s work on evaluating the Trump term.

Should the U.S. Adopt an Industrial Policy?

At the Soho Forum, American Compass’s Oren Cass and Cato Institute’s Scott Lincicome debate whether the U.S. should adopt an industrial policy.

Oren Cass on the Conservative Case for Labor Unions

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins the Quillette podcast to discuss the conservative future for the labor movement.

CEOs: If You Really Believe in Stakeholder Capitalism, Now Is Your Chance To Make It Real

American Compass’s work on corporate responsibility and labor reforms is highlighted as a key example of the growth a bipartisan consensus on the obligations of businesses.

Oren Cass: What Went WRONG And RIGHT Under Donald Trump

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti to discuss the Trump Presidency’s successes and failures.

Wells King Joins Dan Proft to Discuss “The Potpourri Presidency”

American Compass’s Wells King joined Dan Proft to discuss his contribution to What Happened: The Trump Presidency in Review, “The Potpourri Presidency.”

Why the Right’s Principled Populists Will Lose

In a feature on our What Happened: The Trump Presidency in Review collection, Eric Levitz notes that “American Compass represents the most intellectually honest tendency within the anti-Establishment right.”

Conservative Analysts Release First Comprehensive Review of Trump Administration, Drawing Lessons for Post-Trump Agenda

PRESS RELEASE—American Compass’s December collection, in partnership with The American Conservative, provides a retrospective analysis of the Trump administration.

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Pro-Union Conservatives Are Trying To Take Over the Republican Party. Oren Cass Is Leading the Way.

American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses his vision for a worker-centric conservatism, including a focus on unions and non-college pathways, in an interview with Batya Ungar-Sargon.

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The Divided Heart of the GOP

Nick Burns highlights American Compass’s Oren Cass as a “leading muse” of post-Trump conservatism.

A New Group Pushes the Post-Trump GOP to Reject Its ‘Lazy’ Devotion to Tax Cuts

Jon Ward brings American Compass’s Oren Cass on the podcast to discuss efforts to push the GOP in a truly conservative, post-Trump direction.

How Biden Could Steer a Divided Government

David Brooks discusses how Biden could successfully work with Republicans in Congress, highlighting the emerging issues that American Compass has focused on as potential opportunities for bipartisan effort.

Trump Lost the Race. But Republicans Know It’s Still His Party.

Jeremy Peters highlights American Compass as a leader in building a post-Trump conservative movement by bringing together Capitol Hill staff and policy experts to debate the successes and failures of the past four years.

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What Is the Future of the Conservative Movement After the 2020 Election?

Following the 2020, election, American Compass’s Oren Cass and AEI’s Matt Continetti discussed where the conservative movement goes next.

A GOP Reckoning? If Trump Loses His Reelection Bid, the Party May Face an Identity Crisis

Maureen Groppe discusses where the Republican Party will go after the 2020 election if Trump loses, noting American Compass’s key role in defining “post-Trumpism.”

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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.

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Win or Lose, It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party

Elaina Plott discusses the future of the Republican Party and conservative movement, highlighting American Compass’s leadership in forging a path forward.

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The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump

 Nicholas Lemann discusses the ideological future of both parties, highlighting American Compass as a leader in the movement to bring back a genuinely conservative approach to economics.

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.

Deadly Sins of Left & Right

Rod Dreher reflects on the political sins identified by Ruy Teixeira and Henry Olsen in their American Compass essays.

Political Analysts from Left & Right Explain How Their Own Side Fails the American People

PRESS RELEASE—American Compass’s October collection explores how Democratic and Republican establishments have been co-opted by a ruling class with little connection to most Americans’ needs.

Lone Star Stand

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) underscores the importance of discussing labor, middle-class issues, and industrial policy on the right-of-center.

Is the Conservative Case for Organized Labor an Oxymoron?

American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses a conservative future for organized labor with Hamilton Nolan.

Michael Lind: Why Conservatives Should Care About Unions

American Compass contributing writer Michael Lind discusses his essay on remodeling labor law from American Compass’s A Seat at the Table collection.

Conservatives Should Embrace Labor Unions

Brad Littlejohn interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about why conservatives should be interested in the future of America’s labor movement.

“Pro-Labor” Conservatives Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Socialists express their concern that a conservative pitch to the working class will succeed, “especially when Democrats continue to abandon unions and the working class.”

Left, Right, and Center Discuss Federal Industrial Policies

American Compass’s research director Wells King shares key insights from the “Moving the Chains” policy symposium on the inaugural panel for the Industry Studies Association’s new webinar series.

Trump Threw Stimulus Checks Back Into Play and Called for a Large Economic Aid Package — But Republicans Still Aren’t Backing More Spending

American Compass’s Oren Cass comments on the conceptual tensions underlying Congress’s standoff on COVID-19 economic relief packages.

Businesses With ‘Windfall’ Pandemic Profits Are Showering Them on Investors, Study Finds

American Compass’s Oren Cass criticizes corporate decision making’s disconnect from corporate obligation in Christopher Ingraham’s review of a recent economic report.

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.

A Q&A With Oren Cass

American Compass’s Oren Cass talks with WorkRise’s Elisabeth Jacobs about the current economic crisis, the ways society has come to devalue certain kinds of labor, and the need for alternative pathways to the workforce.

The Conservative Case for Unions & the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins The Realignment to discuss how the GOP can reconcile with organized labor and how the left and right should rethink their approach to economics.

A Conservative Future for the Labor Movement?

Robert Verbruggen comments on the labor reforms suggested in American Compass’s “Conservatives Should Ensure Workers a Seat at the Table” statement.

The GOP After Trump

An exposé on the future of the Republican Party features American Compass’s efforts to lead a return to traditional, family-first values.

The Unlikeliest of Unions: Conservatives Look to Make Allies in the Labour Movement

American Compass’s work on the labor movement and a broader restoration of conservative economics receives coverage north of the border.

Conservatives for Labor

The NYT’s Morning Newsletter features the release of American Compass’s joint statement on conservatives ensuring workers a seat at the table.

The Conservative Case for Organized Labor

Eric Levitz interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about his vision for a pro-worker conservatism.

Statement on Labor From Prominent Conservatives: “Strong Worker Representation Can Make America Stronger”

PRESS RELEASE—American Compass’s September collection explores the conservative case for organized labor.

New Think Tank Looks to Counter Establishment’s Influence in Policy-Making Circles

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins Steve Hilton to announce a new project on a conservative future for the American labor movement.

Tracing the Path of the Modern GOP, From Reagan to Trump

The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib and American Compass’s Oren Cass discuss future paths for the GOP.

The RNC’s Massive Missed Opportunity To Really Fight For Workers

American Compass’s Oren Cass gives his take on the Republican National Convention and highlights what he calls a “missed opportunity” to fight for workers.

To Counter China, Some Republicans Are Abandoning Free-Market Orthodoxy

Jeanne Whalen reports on Republican enthusiasm for industrial policy, citing American Compass’s Moving the Chains report.

Republicans Are Ripping Out ‘The Very Heart and Soul’ of Their Party

Reason magazine’s Stephanie Slade cites American Compass’s work on Corporate Actual Responsibility as evidence that conservatives are pushing libertarianism out of the Republican Party.

Trumpism Gives Grand Old Party an Identity Crisis

American Compass’s Oren Cass talks with the Times of London about the vein of pro-worker conservatism that is emerging out of Trumpism.

How Trump Has Changed the Republicans

The Saturday Essay features American Compass’s efforts to construct a new conservative governing philosophy.

Oren Cass Presses Business Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility Pledge

American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses an open letter sent to the Business Roundtable calling for corporate actual responsibility.

Left-Right Coalition Releases Open Letter to Business Roundtable on Corporate Actual Responsibility

After a year of empty promises from CEOs, the groups propose a framework for substantive action.

Where Do Republicans Go From Here?

David Brooks features American Compass and executive director Oren Cass leading efforts to “push the G.O.P. in a post-Trump direction.”

Oren Cass on the Lincoln Project and the Future Direction of the GOP

American Compass’s Oren Cass shares his thoughts on the Lincoln Project and his hopes for the future of the GOP.

Could Baby Bonds Help Reduce Wealth Inequality in America?

American Compass’s Oren Cass, Senator Cory Booker, and other experts discuss the feasibility of government baby bonds.

What a Post-Trump Republican Party Might Look Like

Ezra Klein interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about challenging the right-wing economic orthodoxy and its quasi-religious veneration of markets, and focusing instead on clear social goals that put families first, eschew economic growth as the be-all-end-all of policymaking, and recognize the inescapability of government intervention in the economy.

Ivanka Teams With Apple, IBM to Push Job-Skills Schooling

REAL CLEAR POLITICS talks with American Compass’s Oren Cass about a new White House initiative to connect Americans with education and training programs that can be accessed immediately without requiring the time or money of a bachelor’s degree.

Rebuilding American Industry: Devil Is in the Details

David Goldman features his Moving the Chains symposium essay, “The Reshoring Imperative,” with new commentary directed at Joe Biden’s “Buy American” campaign.

Populists Don’t Know Much About Private Equity

Responding to the Coin-Flip Capitalism project, University of Chicago Professors M. Todd Henderson and Steven Kaplan say to leave investors out of it: the fees to fund managers prove the social value.

Media Have Helped Create a Crisis of Democracy—Now They Must Play a Vital Role in Its Revival

The Conversation finds “a new spirit of what might be called ‘economic morality'” in the founding and mission of American Compass.

Don’t Give Up on Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

Columnist Noah Smith appraises American Compass’s reshoring policy symposium: “Moving the Chains.”

What Price Will the Conservative Community Pay to Capitalize on the Era of Trump?

Amitai Etzioni includes American Compass among the leading voices in the emerging “communitarian” faction on the Right, alongside Senators Rubio, Cotton, Romney, and Hawley.

GOP Fault Lines Appear as Some Press for More Relief While Others Demand a Spending Pause

Jim Antle quotes American Compass’s Oren Cass on the significant of innovative economic policymaking by several GOP senators.

Private Equity, Hedge Funds Get Unlikely Foe in GOP Think Tank

American Compass’s first special project, “Coin-Flip Capitalism,” was featured by Bloomberg Politics, challenging established economic views on the right.

What They Are Saying About the American Compass Launch

American Compass launched in early May to widespread media coverage and generous praise from politicians, scholars, and commentators.

Economics in the Age of Trump

City Journal contributing editor Chris Rufo spotlights American Compass’s leading role in challenging the orthodoxy of “growth for growth’s sake.”

Why GOP Can’t Stop Pushing Tax Cuts

American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses the next round of GOP proposals to address the coronavirus pandemic.

This New Think Tank Wants To Reform Conservatism. Republicans Ignore It at Their Peril.

;Columnist Henry Olsen describes American Compass as a “tool with which future conservative leaders can guide the American ship of state.”

A Compass for Navigating the Right’s New Debates

AEI’s Yuval Levin reflects on the role of American Compass in strengthening the debate on the role of the state on the right.

Coronavirus Exposes a G.O.P. Divide: Is the Market Always Supreme?

The NYT features American Compass as a new organization with plans to foster debates on economic issues dividing the right, accentuated by the present national crisis.

Special Episode of The Editors: Rich Lowry and Oren Cass

Rich Lowry interviews Oren Cass about the launch of American Compass.

Seven Questions for Oren Cass on the New Conservatism

TAC’s Jordan Bloom interviews Oren Cass about the launch of American Compass and the future of American conservatism.

Conservatism in the Crisis

THE ECONOMIST—With delightful British spelling, The Economist reports on American Compass: “an impressive organisation” of the “dissident faction … led by some of the most interesting conservative thinkers” that rejects “market fundamentalism.”

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Coronavirus Means the Era of Big Government Is…Back

American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that “one lesson we can and should learn from all this is that you can’t just flip a switch on strong, effective government when you need it.”

Rubio Raises Profile in Pandemic, Challenges GOP Economics

Rubio’s essays and speeches on his idea of common-good capitalism draw heavily from his Catholicism and from the work of policy experts such as American Compass’s Oren Cass.

Conversation with Oren Cass

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins the Ronald Reagan Institute’s Reaganism podcast to discuss his organization’s mission to save American conservatism from what he calls its “chronic case of market fundamentalism.”

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Oren Cass Calls Out Libertarian Who Thinks Harvard Shouldn’t Pay Food Workers

American Compass’s Oren Cass talks about extraordinary measures the government needs to take in the economic crisis to generate growth and prosperity for the future.

Saving the American Economy—Why Congress Needs to Pass a Stimulus Package Immediately

American Compass’s Oren Cass joins Congressman Dan Crenshaw to discuss stimulus measures which would bring desperately needed economic relief to Americans in the age of COVID-19.

The WSJ Freaks After Domestic Policy Expert Appears on Rising

American Compass’s Oren Cass responds to the Wall Street Journal’s negative coverage of his analysis on America’s economic challenges.

And Now a Word for Laissez-Faire

Columnist Bill McGurn criticizes American Compass for using the term “market fundamentalism” to “squash debate.”

The Anti-Free Market Conservative

Columnist Bill McGurn accuses American Compass of “name calling” and laments that analysis of the challenges facing American families “can lead to rhetoric that at times can sound an awful lot like Bernie Sanders.”

The Cost of Thriving: Talking with Oren Cass

What does it cost for a family to thrive? Oren Cass joins The Chris Buskirk Show to talk about his work to define this.

A New Conservative Think Tank Challenges ‘Market Fundamentalism’

American Compass’s Wells King discussed his views on public policy and the goals of American Compass with National Review’s Daniel Tenreiro.

Finding True North Ideas in the Trump Era—And Beyond

The challenge for Cass is to help restore conservative ideas to their proper primacy — the conservatism of Main Street, that is, not the libertarian pseudo-conservatism that so often trickles down from plutocratic donors.

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Introducing American Compass

Oren Cass joins The Realignment to announce American Compass, his new organization that’s arguing for a new conservative approach to economics.

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Conservative Intellectuals Launch a New Group To Challenge Free-Market ‘Fundamentalism’ on the Right

Oren Cass believes conservatives have blundered by outsourcing GOP economic policymaking to libertarian “fundamentalists” who see the free market as an end unto itself, rather than as a means for improving quality of life to strengthen families and communities.

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