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Taking the Right Off Autopilot

Fusionist think tanks established strong brands and large payrolls, and if the donors would keep giving, then the Cold War hawks would find new wars to start, the supply-siders new taxes to cut. They are still doing it 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.

Critics Corner with Michael Strain

Michael Strain joins Oren in the Critics Corner to discuss what he calls “grievance-onomics,” the reasons we should or should not have confidence in corporations pursuing their own profits will act in ways that benefit the American people, and issues ranging from trade and investment to education and immigration.

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.

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.

Founder’s Letter: The Return of Political Economy

Political economy has no inviolable truths. Anything that economists or political scientists claim as inviolable truth, then, is incomplete—it may hold within the narrow confines of their analysis, but it will not hold in reality over the long run.

2021 Annual Report

This year, as the right-of-center contemplates its path forward, American Compass has emerged as the leader in scrutinizing the outdated orthodoxy and developing genuinely conservative economic thinking.

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.

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.

Have I Got a Bridge to Sell You: The Limitations of Econ 101

American Compass executive director Oren Cass reviews Glenn Hubbard’s new book, The Wall and the Bridge, and discusses the limits of market fundamentalism.

The Fed Soc Debate Turns Inward

American Compass coalitions director Wesley Hodges discusses the developing debate within the Federalist Society about the roles and potential threats of corporate and government power.

Marginal Prophets

Magical thinking is evident in Homo oeconomicus’s serial recital of the “benefits of trade”; his blithe attitude toward financialization and the rise of cheap digital consumer technology; his utter indifference to the economic pressures bearing down upon the working family…

The Government Should Keep Its Hands Off Your Medicare

The path to a more secure and generous American welfare state lies not in rejecting the work ethic and the distinction it makes between contributory social insurance and non-contributory social assistance, but rather in embracing it.

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.

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.

The Emergence of Anti-Corporate Progressivism

Opposition to globalization. Efforts to weaken intellectual property protections. Pushing for municipal broadband. Calls for the National Institutes of Health to develop drugs. What do these positions have in common? They are all examples of the recent turn toward anti-corporate progressivism.

Critics Corner with Jon Hartley

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren is joined by Jon Hartley, a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and a former senior policy advisor to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

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.

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