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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.
Oren Cass’s pro-worker, pro-family think tank has exercised surprising influence on the broader conservative movement.
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.
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 joins Paul Ollinger for a discussion of student debt, “college-for-all,” and how to rethink our approach to education in the U.S.
PRESS RELEASE—America is finally getting serious about returning critical industries to our shores.
As the Senate takes up consideration of the CHIPS Act, American Compass’s work is leading the industrial policy debate.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
American Compass research director Wells King joins Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson to discuss pro-family policymaking.
Bruno Manno features a recent American Compass survey on higher education in a discussion of the failures of the “college-for-all” model.
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.
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.
American Compass’s Wells King joins Robin Johnson on the Heartland Politics show to discuss globalization and NASCAR.
American Compass’s Wells King joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss his American Conservative cover story on the decline of NASCAR.
American Compass research director Wells King joins Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson to discuss his essay on the decline of NASCAR.
The Niskanen Center’s Samuel Hammond discusses the potential for a bipartisan bill to support families with children, highlighting American Compass’s Fisc proposal.
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.
In a discussion of the changing conservative approach to big business, Adrian Wooldridge highlights American Compass’s work on globalization and labor.
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
Oren Cass joins David Bahnsen to discuss globalization, market orthodoxy, and much more.
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.
PRESS RELEASE—New American Compass analysis finds that wages have stagnated for college graduates without degree-requiring jobs.
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.
American Compass summer analysts will work in our Washington, D.C. office in research, policy, and communications. Applications are due by February 28.
Bruno Manno explores the results of the American Compass Failing on Purpose Survey and the implications for education policy.
Oren Cass and author Freddie Deboer discuss the left and right cases against the college-for-all system that dominates American education.
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.
American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins the Money Talks podcast to discuss the growing embrace 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.
Pete Coy discusses the debate over free trade, highlighting Oren Cass’s rebuttal of Glenn Hubbard’s recent book.
PRESS RELEASE—Education reformers have lost sight of what most Americans say public education is for, according to a new American Compass survey.
Henry Olsen discusses Sen. Rubio’s remarks at American Compass’s inaugural Henry Clay Lecture in Political Economy.
PRESS RELEASE—Essay series explores how public education is failing in both practice and principle
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.
At the second National Conservatism conference, Oren Cass discusses the importance of worker power to the future of conservatism.
American Compass executive director explains what workers want—and are not getting—from organized labor in the U.S. today.
Oren Cass debates Scott Santens on proposals for a universal basic income.
The Common Good Economics grant program will support projects rethinking the role that economic policy can play in advancing the common good.
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.
PRESS RELEASE—New American Compass/YouGov survey finds Americans reject unconditional cash benefits outside context of pandemic relief.
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.
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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE—Labor policy reforms should be focused on strengthening labor-management cooperation and delivering concrete economic benefits
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.
American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins American Moment’s podcast to discuss economics, working class families, and conservatism.
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.
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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE—A financial transaction tax and other key reforms would confront Coin-Flip Capitalism and shift capital toward productive investment.
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.
Micah Meadowcroft discusses the questions raised about privacy and freedom by our collection, Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age.
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.
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
PRESS RELEASE—Modern technology has reshaped markets fundamentally, requiring new policy responses to protect our values, institutions, and relationships.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass and author J. D. Vance discuss the future of American conservatism at the WSJ Future of Everything conference.
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.
In a column on how best to approach family benefits, David Brooks cites the findings of the American Compass Home Building Survey.
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.
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.”
Varun Hukeri features American Compass’s We’re Just Speculating Here research on financialization and falling U.S. investment.
American Compass executive director Oren Cass is featured in a Power Up discussion of the Amazon union drive and conservative support for labor organizing.
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.
Executive director Oren Cass joins Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball to discuss the declining rate of nationwide investments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Edsall cites American Compass’s Oren Cass in a column on the future of partisanship and centrism in American politics.
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.
Abby McCloskey highlights American Compass’s Fisc proposal in her column on child allowances.
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.”
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.
Executive Director Oren Cass joins The Dispatch Podcast to discuss the mission of American Compass, the future of conservatism, and family policy.
Executive Director Oren Cass joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss how conservatives can reconcile their principles with the priorities of the working class.
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.
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.
American Compass executive director Oren Cass is included on the 2021 list of 250 most influential public policy experts and advocates.
Executive director Oren Cass joins CNBC to discuss the unemployment rate.
American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins Consumers’ Research to discuss how underestimating inflation is depriving consumers of the American Dream.
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.
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.
Peter Coy highlights American Compass executive director Oren Cass’s piece in Foreign Affairs on the path forward for post-Trump conservatism.
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.
PRESS RELEASE—American Compass’s February 2021 collection, Home Building, provides a conservative vision for family policy
Christopher Caldwell highlights American Compass’s Oren Cass in a discussion of working-class conservatism and the future of the GOP.
American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins the History As It Happens podcast to discuss GameStop, Wall Street, and populism.
American Compass research director Wells King joins Sam Jacobs to discuss labor unions, the free market, and the proper role of government.
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.
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.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass joins the Quillette podcast to discuss the conservative future for the labor movement.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass joins Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti to discuss the Trump Presidency’s successes and failures.
American Compass’s Wells King joined Dan Proft to discuss his contribution to What Happened: The Trump Presidency in Review, “The Potpourri Presidency.”
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.
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.
Nick Burns highlights American Compass’s Oren Cass as a “leading muse” of post-Trump conservatism.
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.
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.
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.
Following the 2020, election, American Compass’s Oren Cass and AEI’s Matt Continetti discussed where the conservative movement goes next.
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.”
American Compass’s Oren Cass speaks with Yoram Hazony about economic nationalism and what a conservative economic policy should look like.
Elaina Plott discusses the future of the Republican Party and conservative movement, highlighting American Compass’s leadership in forging a path forward.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass talks with Jim Saksa about how unions should be reinvented and not abandoned by conservatives.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass joins a distinguished panel to discuss the need for robust family policy from the political right.
Rod Dreher reflects on the political sins identified by Ruy Teixeira and Henry Olsen in their American Compass essays.
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.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) underscores the importance of discussing labor, middle-class issues, and industrial policy on the right-of-center.
American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses a conservative future for organized labor with Hamilton Nolan.
American Compass contributing writer Michael Lind discusses his essay on remodeling labor law from American Compass’s A Seat at the Table collection.
Brad Littlejohn interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about why conservatives should be interested in the future of America’s labor movement.
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.”
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass criticizes corporate decision making’s disconnect from corporate obligation in Christopher Ingraham’s review of a recent economic report.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Verbruggen comments on the labor reforms suggested in American Compass’s “Conservatives Should Ensure Workers a Seat at the Table” statement.
An exposé on the future of the Republican Party features American Compass’s efforts to lead a return to traditional, family-first values.
American Compass’s work on the labor movement and a broader restoration of conservative economics receives coverage north of the border.
The NYT’s Morning Newsletter features the release of American Compass’s joint statement on conservatives ensuring workers a seat at the table.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass joins Steve Hilton to announce a new project on a conservative future for the American labor movement.
The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib and American Compass’s Oren Cass discuss future paths for the GOP.
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.
Jeanne Whalen reports on Republican enthusiasm for industrial policy, citing American Compass’s Moving the Chains report.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass talks with the Times of London about the vein of pro-worker conservatism that is emerging out of Trumpism.
The Saturday Essay features American Compass’s efforts to construct a new conservative governing philosophy.
American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses an open letter sent to the Business Roundtable calling for corporate actual responsibility.
After a year of empty promises from CEOs, the groups propose a framework for substantive action.
David Brooks features American Compass and executive director Oren Cass leading efforts to “push the G.O.P. in a post-Trump direction.”
American Compass’s Oren Cass shares his thoughts on the Lincoln Project and his hopes for the future of the GOP.
American Compass’s Oren Cass, Senator Cory Booker, and other experts discuss the feasibility of government baby bonds.
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.
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.
David Goldman features his Moving the Chains symposium essay, “The Reshoring Imperative,” with new commentary directed at Joe Biden’s “Buy American” campaign.
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.
The Conversation finds “a new spirit of what might be called ‘economic morality'” in the founding and mission of American Compass.
Columnist Noah Smith appraises American Compass’s reshoring policy symposium: “Moving the Chains.”
Amitai Etzioni includes American Compass among the leading voices in the emerging “communitarian” faction on the Right, alongside Senators Rubio, Cotton, Romney, and Hawley.
Jim Antle quotes American Compass’s Oren Cass on the significant of innovative economic policymaking by several GOP senators.
American Compass’s first special project, “Coin-Flip Capitalism,” was featured by Bloomberg Politics, challenging established economic views on the right.
American Compass launched in early May to widespread media coverage and generous praise from politicians, scholars, and commentators.
City Journal contributing editor Chris Rufo spotlights American Compass’s leading role in challenging the orthodoxy of “growth for growth’s sake.”
American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses the next round of GOP proposals to address the coronavirus pandemic.
;Columnist Henry Olsen describes American Compass as a “tool with which future conservative leaders can guide the American ship of state.”
AEI’s Yuval Levin reflects on the role of American Compass in strengthening the debate on the role of the state on the right.
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.
Rich Lowry interviews Oren Cass about the launch of American Compass.
TAC’s Jordan Bloom interviews Oren Cass about the launch of American Compass and the future of American conservatism.
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.”
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’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.
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.”
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.
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.
American Compass’s Oren Cass responds to the Wall Street Journal’s negative coverage of his analysis on America’s economic challenges.
Columnist Bill McGurn criticizes American Compass for using the term “market fundamentalism” to “squash debate.”
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.”
What does it cost for a family to thrive? Oren Cass joins The Chris Buskirk Show to talk about his work to define this.
American Compass’s Wells King discussed his views on public policy and the goals of American Compass with National Review’s Daniel Tenreiro.
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.
Oren Cass joins The Realignment to announce American Compass, his new organization that’s arguing for a new conservative approach to economics.
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.