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How Industrial Policy Made the Desert Bloom

A case study on the public investments behind the Israeli economic miracle

Keeping Up with the Jones Act

American Compass policy advisor Gabriela Rodriguez discusses the Jones Act, shipping and supply chains, and striking a balance between national security and consumer interests.

Policy Brief: Local Content Requirements

Spur private investment, innovation, and competition by guaranteeing demand for domestic production

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Local Content Requirements

On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren and Chris discuss how to spur private investment, innovation, and competition by guaranteeing demand for domestic production

Myth-Busting Silicon Valley

American Compass’s Wells King argues that Silicon Valley’s founder myth has things backward, misunderstanding the source of the regime’s power and flattering its worst instincts.

Silicon Valley’s Public Garages

The indispensable and effective role of public policy in building the digital age

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.

Uncle Sam’s Top-Performing Venture Fund

With the Small Business Innovation & Research program, Congress helped build many of the nation’s most innovative firms.

The American Camry

Wells King and Dan Vaughn, Jr. on how Reagan showed it was possible to wrangle foreign manufacturers to the U.S.

The Import Quota that Remade the Auto Industry

President Reagan negotiated a quota on Japanese imports that bought Detroit time to retool and spurred massive foreign investment in a new manufacturing base in the South.

State Capacity in Short Supply: Assessing the Biden Administration’s Industrial Strategy

American Compass’s Wells King and Chris Griswold evaluate the Biden administration’s approach to industrial strategy and what it shows about the policy failures of the established ruling class.

The Chips Act Debate Shows How Far the Republicans Have Moved

FINANCIAL TIMES—Oren Cass argues that conservative interest in rebuilding America’s industrial base may finally be overtaking free-market fundamentalism on the right.

The Problem Joe Manchin Highlighted Is Crucial for America’s Future

Oren Cass makes the case for serious permitting reform, without which it will take years to spend any money building climate-related projects, costing us money and harming the environment.

American Compass on CHIPS Act Passage: An Inflection Point in U.S. Policy

PRESS RELEASE—America is finally getting serious about returning critical industries to our shores.

Republicans Split on Major China Bill, as Legislation Barrels Toward Passage

As the Senate takes up consideration of the CHIPS Act, American Compass’s work is leading the industrial policy debate.

Pass the CHIPS, Please

Restrictions on investment in China are a good idea, to be sure. The taller and stronger the guardrails, the better. But holding incentives for domestic investment hostage to tougher restrictions on foreign investment may not be wise or necessary, for two reasons.

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.

Many Countries Are Seeing a Revival of Industrial Policy

A special report on industrial policy and the relationship between business and the state cites American Compass executive director Oren Cass as one of the leading voices calling for a rethinking of industrial policy’s potential in the modern market.

Woke Capitalism Is a Smokescreen

American Compass research director Wells King argues that woke corporate activism attempts to launder self-interest through liberal ideology and to renege on actual obligations.

Trading It All Away

Adapted from remarks delivered by Senator Marco Rubio on the 20th anniversary of China’s ascension to the WTO.

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