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Surprising Consensus on the Productivity Problem

A new AEI paper reaches the same conclusion as American Compass: Rising inequality for American workers is a problem.

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.

Oren Cass: “Trump is an inherently time-limited phenomenon”

The pro-worker policy wonk who wants to save the Republican Party from itself.

Among US Conservatives, the Dial Is Finally Shifting on Welfare

But older anti-government institutions still need to realise that the mistakes of the 1960s are not being repeated

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.

The Persistence of Market Fundamentalism

The sacred texts don’t say what their keepers claim they do.

New Survey Shows Biden Economic Policies Polarize Voters

The president’s policies divide Democrats and the upper class from everyone else

Free Trade’s Origin Myth

American elites accepted the economic theory of “comparative advantage” mainly because it justified their geopolitical agenda.

Is Romney’s former adviser building the post-Trump GOP?

Oren Cass has made a name for himself rejecting the old conservative economic consensus.

2023 Annual Report

We work from genuine conservative principles to address the real problems facing the nation and its citizens. We are proving that ideas matter, and the best ones can turn the political tide.

Founder’s Letter: A Healthy Dose of Populism

We are winning only because our logic is inescapable and the quality of our work undeniable.

This Conservative Wants to Change the Way Republicans Think About Economics

In an extended New York Times interview, Oren Cass discusses the importance of labor to conservative economics.

Republicans Are Misremembering Their Record of ‘Fiscal Discipline’

If conservatism is to regain its footing, the New Right will need better solutions than what Trump has offered. But a return to what came before him is no solution at all.

New Collection: Supply-Side Economics Beyond Tax Cuts

Long-term analysis shows the ineffectiveness of the Bush and Trump tax cuts

Learning the Lessons of Supply-Side Economics

Conservatives should bring supply-side thinking to issues beyond business investment

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