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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

Can the GOP Become a Real Working-Class Party?

The drama in the House of Representatives that ended on Jan. 7 with the late-night election of Kevin McCarthy as speaker after four days and 15 ballots revealed a Republican Read more…

Founder’s Letter: The Libertarians Have Left the Building

On plotting the progress of a paradigm shift

2022 Annual Report

The platform we have built for a new conservative economic agenda—with its strong intellectual foundation, robust organizational infrastructure, and concrete policy proposals—is welcoming converts and playing host to the policymaking process.

Lessons on Industrial Policy from Silicon Valley and Ronald Reagan

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Wells King joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss how policymakers can harness history to address the economic problems of today.

The GOP’s New Path to the Future

A new approach to tech policy is taking root in the GOP, and it’s not what you might expect from the party of Alan Greenspan and Friedrich Hayek. Led by a Read more…

American Compass Releases Conservative Economic Agenda for 118th Congress

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.

Liz Truss, Supply-Side Crush

American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses Liz Truss’s disastrous time as prime minister and the irrational response from supply-siders.

American Compass, Moving the Needle

Oren Cass’s pro-worker, pro-family think tank has exercised surprising influence on the broader conservative movement.

Liberty and Tariffs for All

Free international trade is not a vital tenet of liberty in the American tradition; it was adopted, in Burtka’s words, “for the worst reasons and delivered the worst results.”

Don’t Trade on Me

America grew wealthy not from free trade, but behind some of the world’s most imposing protectionist barriers. In fact, the principal tradition of free trade one finds in American history was born in the Confederate South.

The Successful Policy That Progressives Love To Hate

American Compass executive director Oren Cass discusses a recent report analyzing the effects of welfare reform on child poverty, and how progressives fail to understand the importance of work in designing social safety net programs.

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