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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.

Rebooting the American System

The comprehensive, conservative case for a return to robust national economic policy

Planning for When the Market Cannot

The fact that government planners are not omniscient is obvious, but it does not automatically follow that planning is always ineffective. Perfect information is simply not a precondition of successful planning in either the private or the public sectors.

Foreword: On Security

The American system of innovation, combining strategic investment and private enterprise, made our nation’s industry the envy of the world. It can pave the way for widespread prosperity and security again today.

Rediscovering a Genuine American System

Economic stability, national security, widely shared prosperity, strong families, a pluralistic society—in short, the American way of life—are achievements plainly worth conserving. So is the only approach to economic policy that has ever proved capable of producing them.

Foreword: On Resilience

America’s ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow rests on our conviction to turn a new economic page today.

Removing the Blinders From Economic Policy

Remove the blinders of economic fundamentalism, and it is impossible not to see the social, legal, historical, and institutional scaffolding that buttresses a growing economy, and the role that public policy must play in its construction and maintenance.

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.

The Wall Street Journal Goes Negative

One of the nation’s leading opinion platforms cuts a two-minute attack ad against American Compass for prompting debate.

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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