A strong industrial base is vital to workers and their communities, the rate of technological and economic progress, and national security.
Demography may be destiny, but its party affiliation is not
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.
First Issues 2024 brief analyzes the decline in middle-class security
Stagnating wages have prevented workers from keeping up with the costs of attaining middle-class security in America.
On this episode, Oren and Chris discuss the results of our new poll of GOP primary voters, which shows an economic realignment is well underway.
As Republican presidential primary candidates prepare to meet tonight to debate the future of the GOP, a new poll shows that their voters have abandoned the party’s traditional focus on Read more…
A realignment that focuses the Republican Party on pro-worker economic policy is well underway
Oren Cass discusses the Cost-of-Thriving Index and the affordability of middle-class life in America at the American Enterprise Institute.
On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren Cass is joined by AEI’s Angela Rachidi to discuss family affordability.
Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity highlights American Compass’s Cost-of-Thriving Index
Oren Cass joins Fox Business’s Charles Payne to discuss the Cost-of-Thriving Index and economic pressure on American families
In The American Conservative, Micah Meadowcroft discusses the Cost-of-Thriving Index and how economic constraints make family formation more difficult.
In The Washington Post, Henry Olsen discusses the Cost-of-Thriving Index’s findings about the difficulty of raising a family in the middle class today.
Breaking Points covers American Compass’s Cost-of-Thriving Index
In the Financial Times, Oren Cass discusses the pressure on American families illustrated by the 2023 Cost-of-Thriving Index.
A typical worker cannot afford to support a family anywhere in the United States, according to the 2023 Cost-of-Thriving Index.
American families, across parties and classes, broadly share a definition of the middle class and concern with how the economy has made middle-class life harder.
Tracking the catastrophic erosion of middle-class life in America
The unfolding spectacle of a US House of Representatives in disarray, unable to elect a Speaker, should be a common one.