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The Credit Card Industry’s False Lifeline

The credit card industry is gouging small business with swipe fees, claiming it’s doing so to help working-class Americans.

The Rise of American “Neopopulism” with David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt joins Oren Cass for a discussion of “neopopulism,” the realignment of American politics, and a bit of the history that got us here.

Why Is Mitch McConnell Still In Charge?

On policy, he is badly misaligned with the GOP and its standard bearer. He is weak on immigration, allied with big business, and expansive in his vision for the nation’s foreign policy commitments.

Oren Cass on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Oren Cass joins CNBC’s Squawk Box for a discussion of conservative economics, politics, and the future of GOP policymaking.

Trump-allied Republicans are changing the GOP’s approach to labor, free markets and regulation

CNBC’s Eamon Javers features American Compass in a discussion of the new conservative economic populism taking hold among Republicans.

A New Centrism Is Rising in Washington

Call it neopopulism: a bipartisan attitude that mistrusts the free-market ethos instead of embracing it.

Oren Cass on Curbing the Free Market

On the DishCast with Andrew Sullivan, Oren Cass goes deep on conservative economics and much more.

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.

The Wolves of K Street with Brody Mullins

WSJ’s Brody Mullins joins Oren to discuss his new book, The Wolves of K Street, about corporate power and the rise of the lobbying industry.

Republicans’ appetite for government

Most want expansion, not cuts, of entitlement programs, according to American Compass survey.

It’s Conservatives That Should Be Storming the Ivory Tower

Universities depend on taxpayer money to survive, and they are wasting those funds

Broadening the Defense Industrial Base with Marathon’s Robert Delfeld

Oren and Robert discuss the effects of deindustrialization on the defense supply chain and how to broaden and strengthen the defense industrial base.

Trump’s Trade Critics Inflate Their Claims

“Until you came along, nobody ever mentioned it.”

Educational Pluralism with Ashley Rogers Berner

Ashley Rogers Berner joins Oren for a discussion of educational pluralism: the key to ensuring choice and standards in K–12 schools.

Growing Pains

Rebuilding American industry is worth it—but it won’t be quick, easy, or cheap.

The Future of American Energy with Thomas Hochman

Oren and Thomas discuss American energy policy, the promise of nuclear, climate change, regulatory hurdles, and much more.

Michael Pettis on Dollar Dominance

Oren is joined by Michael Pettis for an in-depth discussion of the dollar as the global reserve currency: pros, cons, and what it all means for the American economy.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: The American Appetite for Government

On this episode, Oren and Chris dive into our latest survey results on American attitudes toward the role and scope of government.

How Republicans learnt to love bigger government

The era of “the era of big government is over” may itself now be over, writes Oren Cass in the Financial Times.

The American Appetite for Government

Even among Republicans, few can identify major areas where they’d like government to do less

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