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The Nerd Trying to Turn the GOP Populist

New York Magazine on Oren Cass’s quest to make Republicans heed the interests of their working-class base.

The Left of the Right

Matthew Continetti on the New Right and American Compass’s role in the realignment

Power Failure

Oren Cass reviews Sohrab Ahmari’s new book, Tyranny, Inc., in First Things.

Flapper Economics

Turning the American citizen into “The Consumer”

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.

‘Freedom Conservatism’ Is Much Ado About Nothing

Reheating stale free-market dogma does nothing to address the challenges facing today’s American right, argues Oren Cass in the Financial Times.

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.

Only Trump Could Confront China

The inside story of the trade negotiation that changed the world

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.

Rebuilding American Capitalism Provides the Agenda for Conservative Economics

The policy handbook synthesizes three years of work at American Compass

American Conservatives Are Working on the Railroads

The Railway Safety Act has made concrete the ideological debate raging between conservatives and libertarians over the role of government regulation in the free market.

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.

A New Conservative Economic Philosophy?

Oren Cass joins WSJ editor at large Gerry Baker for a discussion of the evolution of modern conservative economic thought.

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.

Oren Cass on Tucker Carlson Today: Capitalism in Crisis?

Oren Cass joins Tucker Carlson for an hour-long, in-depth discussion of conservative economics.

Railway Safety Act Presents GOP Choice: Tired Dogma or the Common Good?

The Railway Safety Act of 2023 is a potent signal of a sea-change in how conservatives in Washington are approaching their most basic task: governance for the common good.

Oren Cass on Fox Business’s Making Money with Charles Payne

Oren Cass joins Fox Business’s Charles Payne to discuss the Cost-of-Thriving Index and economic pressure on American families

The 2023 Cost-of-Thriving Index

Tracking the catastrophic erosion of middle-class life in America

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