Financial Capitalism

Featured

Confronting Coin-Flip Capitalism

| Jul 14, 2021

A Pro-Market Agenda for Financial Reform

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Collections

Coin-Flip Capitalism

Do the hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital industries channel investment efficiently and in ways beneficial to the nation?

We’re Just Speculating Here…

The Rise of Wall Street and the Fall of American Investment

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Corporate Actual Responsibility

Holding corporations accountable for their obligations to workers, their families and communities, and the nation.

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Conversations

Events

Corporate Actual Responsibility: A Conversation with Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley talks with American Compass executive director Oren Cass about the empty platitudes and hypocrisy of “woke capital” and why conservatives must work to prioritize the needs of workers and families in their economic policy agenda.

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Podcasts

Critics Corner with Jon Hartley

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren is joined by Jon Hartley, a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and a former senior policy advisor to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

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Financialization in America

In this episode, Washington Free Beacon editor Aaron Sibarium and small business investor Sam Long discuss the financialization of American business culture and its impacts on our economy and society.

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Exchanges

The Corporate Obligations Debate

Patrick Deneen and Andy Puzder debate the obligations of business.

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Policy Proposals

Confronting Coin-Flip Capitalism

| Jul 14, 2021

A Pro-Market Agenda for Financial Reform

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No Need to Speculate

| Jul 14, 2021

The Empirical Case for a Financial Transaction Tax

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We’re Just Speculating Here…

| Mar 25, 2021

The Rise of Wall Street and the Fall of American Investment

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Atlas

A Guide to Private Equity

| Jul 14, 2021

An in-depth exploration of the private-equity industry: how it works, its poor performance, and its increasing risk.

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News & Commentary

Has the Financial Sector Become a Drag on the Real Economy?

| Apr 28, 2021

PAIRAGRAPH—American Compass’s Oren Cass, in dialogue with Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks, discusses the negative effects of the growth of the U.S. financial sector.

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Wall Street’s fixation on quick profits wreaking havoc in the ‘real’ economy, report says

Apr 02, 2021

THE WASHINGTON POST—Christopher Ingraham features We’re Just Speculating Here…, writing that U.S. businesses are prioritizing shareholder profits over long-term investments, and the economy’s worse off for it.

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The US needs to rediscover the meaning of investment

| Mar 25, 2021

FINANCIAL TIMES—American Compass executive director Oren Cass makes the case that fortunes are made in financial markets without benefiting the real economy.

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Essays

L’Affaire GameStop

| Jan 29, 2021

The stampede into GameStop and other stocks was a political event. Like antifa assaults on government building and the mob assault on the...

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Respect the People

| Oct 19, 2020

Like every banker, I remember my first bail-out fondly. Mine was January 1995 and I was working for Salomon Brothers bond trading business,...

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Monopolization as a Challenge for Both Parties

| Aug 20, 2020

Two Federal Reserve economists have just come out with a paper on the social consequences of widespread monopolization of markets by large corporations....

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