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Table Stakes

The key policy commitments that citizens should expect from any leader serious about tackling each challenge

Freedom from Economic Fear

Defending the American economy against an economic-liberty killer: fear.

Surprising Consensus on the Productivity Problem

A new AEI paper reaches the same conclusion as American Compass: Rising inequality for American workers is a problem.

Oren Cass & Steve Moore Debate Immigration and Wages

Oren Cass and the Heritage Foundation’s Steve Moore debate immigration and wages at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s American Economic Forum.

This Conservative Wants to Change the Way Republicans Think About Economics

In an extended New York Times interview, Oren Cass discusses the importance of labor to conservative economics.

New Issues 2024 Brief Examines Decline in Worker Power and its Economic Impacts

American Compass today released a new policy brief as part of its Issues 2024 series highlighting the importance of worker power and its decline over the past half century.

Issues 2024: Worker Power

For 50 years, businesses have been finding ways to succeed while offering fewer secure jobs to American workers, leading to surging growth and profits while wages stagnated.

New Survey Shows Most Americans Lack Secure Jobs

Republican support for unions is growing, despite political involvement pushing many workers away from organized labor

Labor Market Not Yet Working for Workers

New data on job quality and worker views on unions

The GOP’s Big Bet on Labor

POLITICO features American Compass’s 2023 GOP Voter Survey in a discussion about shifting opinions of labor on the right.

Oren Cass on the UAW Strike and Manufacturing Productivity

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US Republicans Could Finally Win the Argument on Immigration

Political conditions in the US are ripe for rare progress on immigration, writes Oren Cass in the Financial Times.

Reverse Class Psychology

Reagan convinced workers to care about business, but who will teach business owners that labor matters too?

Where Are the Secure Jobs?

In the American Conservative, Oren Cass discusses how the American labor market’s failure to produce family-supporting jobs is fundamental to the nation’s problems.

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal: Oren Cass on Challenges Facing the U.S. Workforce
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.

A Labor Shortage Is a Great Problem to Have

Today’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate continuing to hold close to its lowest level in 70 years, despite a slight uptick last month. This might seem Read more…

The Dignity of Workers

In Democracy at Work, labor law professor Ruth Dukes and sociologist Wolfgang Streeck describe how the dehumanizing and demanding conditions of an Amazon “fulfillment center” maximize the isolation of workers and Read more…

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.

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