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Financialization in America

In this episode, Washington Free Beacon editor Aaron Sibarium and small business investor Sam Long discuss the financialization of American business culture and its impacts on our economy and society.

Monopolization as a Challenge for Both Parties

Two Federal Reserve economists have just come out with a paper on the social consequences of widespread monopolization of markets by large corporations.

Oren Cass Presses Business Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility Pledge

American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses an open letter sent to the Business Roundtable calling for corporate actual responsibility.

Open Letter Re: the Business Roundtable’s Commitment to Corporate Actual Responsibility

After a year of empty promises from CEOs, a Left-Right coalition propose a framework for substantive action

Left-Right Coalition Releases Open Letter to Business Roundtable on Corporate Actual Responsibility

After a year of empty promises from CEOs, the groups propose a framework for substantive action.

Corporate Actual Responsibility, with Sen. Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley talks with American Compass executive director Oren Cass about the empty platitudes and hypocrisy of “woke capital” and why conservatives must work to prioritize the needs of workers and families in their economic policy agenda.

Constraining the Corporation

Business leaders have lost contact with the communities and institutions that might hold them accountable, escaped from the oversight and regulation that would channel their activities, and proven themselves shameless in the face of whatever weak standards of decency the culture still attempts to muster.

Case Studies in Corporate Actual Responsibility

Four American companies demonstrate how to fulfill corporate obligations without sacrificing corporate performance.

Q&A with MIT’s Zeynep Ton

Good jobs benefit workers and boost corporate performance, so why aren’t there more of them?

Corporate Actual Responsibility: A Conversation with Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley talks with American Compass executive director Oren Cass about the empty platitudes and hypocrisy of “woke capital” and why conservatives must work to prioritize the needs of workers and families in their economic policy agenda.

Corporate Actual Responsibility

Holding corporations accountable for their obligations to workers, their families and communities, and the nation.

Private Equity Captures Rather Than Creates Value

American Compass’s Oren Cass debates University of Chicago professor Todd Henderson over the question, “Does the private equity industry create substantial social value?”

Three Cheers for Capitalism

How should businesses balance shareholder interests with obligations to their workers, communities, and nation?

Corporate Profits Amid Communal Decay

How should businesses balance shareholder interests with obligations to their workers, communities, and nation?

Coin-Flip Capitalism: Q3 2020 Update

Commentary on developments in private finance and the Coin-Flip Capitalism debate as of Q3 2020

Corporations Do Good by Doing Well

How should businesses balance shareholder interests with obligations to their workers, communities, and nation?

Ordering Obligations for the Common Good

How should businesses balance shareholder interests with obligations to their workers, communities, and nation?

The Corporate Obligations Debate

Patrick Deneen and Andy Puzder debate the obligations of business.

Obligations, Yes, But Secondary Ones

How should businesses balance shareholder interests with obligations to their workers, communities, and nation?

The “Enormous Social Value” of Private-Equity Fees

The Wall Street Journal’s defense of private equity (“Populists Don’t Know Much About Private Equity”) is an impressionist masterpiece of market fundamentalism, relying on the unexamined assumption that fees paid to private-equity partners represent “social value.” One can simply step back and gawk in amazement, but true appreciation requires poring over each brushstroke.

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