Moving the Chains

9 Strategies for Retaking Global Leadership in Industry and Innovation



Trade After Trump: A Post-Mortem with Former U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer

Former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer joins American Compass executive director Oren Cass for a conversation about trade policy, in his first interview since leaving the administration.

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Policy Proposals

Moving the Chains

| Jun 08, 2020

9 Strategies for Retaking Global Leadership in Industry and Innovation

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Research & Atlas

A Guide to the Semiconductor Industry

| Apr 22, 2021

How the U.S. fell behind its competitors in the global race for leadership in the semiconductor industry.

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News & Commentary

America’s Microchip Slip

& | Apr 16, 2021

NATIONAL REVIEW—American Compass’s Oren Cass and Richard Oyeniran explore the decline of America’s semiconductor industry and how the U.S. can retake the lead in the great semiconductor race.

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Left, Right, and Center Discuss Federal Industrial Policies

| Sep 23, 2020

EVENT—American Compass’s research director Wells King shares key insights from the “Moving the Chains” policy symposium on the inaugural panel for the Industry Studies Association’s new webinar series.

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To Counter China, Some Republicans are Abandoning Free-Market Orthodoxy

Aug 26, 2020

THE WASHINGTON POST—Jeanne Whalen reports on Republican enthusiasm for industrial policy, citing American Compass’s Moving the Chains report.

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Operation Warp Speed Accelerated Biotech Innovation. Now What?

| Jun 22, 2021

Operation Warp Speed (OWS) was a nearly miraculous COVID-19 vaccine success story. What is less widely recognized is that it has also unlocked...

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Industrial Policy Must Account for Worker Attitudes

| Dec 31, 2020

In a recent post about the relationship between family trends and the skills gap I noted that for some of the young adults...

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Shooting Down the Flying Geese Theory of Trade

| Oct 05, 2020

Although neoliberal globalists are often said to be opposed to industrial policy and strategic trade, that is not necessarily true.  Neoliberals of the...

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