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The Corporation Needs a New Story

In National Review, Oren Cass argues that corporations no longer have owners in the way they once did, with far-reaching ramifications for our economy.

Critics Corner with Steven Kaplan

Oren Cass is joined by private equity expert Steven Kaplan to discuss leveraged buyouts, bankruptcy, and the effects on workers.

Cost of Thriving Index Tracks Middle-Class Struggles

Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity highlights American Compass’s Cost-of-Thriving Index

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

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

Time Unhad but Not Unspent 

In The American Conservative, Micah Meadowcroft discusses the Cost-of-Thriving Index and how economic constraints make family formation more difficult.

Why Are So Many Americans Sour on the Economy? Look at This New Data.

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: Americans Drowning in Health Care and Housing Costs

Breaking Points covers American Compass’s Cost-of-Thriving Index

Ordinary Americans Are Counting the Cost of Thriving

In the Financial Times, Oren Cass discusses the pressure on American families illustrated by the 2023 Cost-of-Thriving Index.

Cost-of-Thriving Index Shows Middle-Class Life Unaffordable in America

A typical worker cannot afford to support a family anywhere in the United States, according to the 2023 Cost-of-Thriving Index.

Family Affordability Survey

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.

The 2023 Cost-of-Thriving Index

Tracking the catastrophic erosion of middle-class life in America

In Post-Roe World, These Conservatives Embrace a New Kind of Welfare

The New York Times features American Compass’s work leading the development of a conservative family policy.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Banning the BA Box

On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold are joined by Jonathan Berry to discuss a proposal to ban bachelor’s degree requirements in hiring.

Policy Brief: Banning Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Prohibit employers from making a bachelor’s degree a job requirement

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…

Inside The Battle To Protect Kids From Big Tech

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Chris Griswold, policy director at American Compass, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how history can inform today’s technology debates Read more…

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Pro-Worker Bankruptcy Reform

On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren and Chris take a look at the damage done to workers and local communities when businesses go bankrupt and propose reforms to better align risk and reword.

Policy Brief: Pro-Worker Bankruptcy Reform

Put workers ahead of Wall Street
when firms go bankrupt

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