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American Compass Releases Conservative Economic Agenda for 118th Congress
Hayek’s Broken Promise
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Donald Trump: Can’t live with him, can’t live without him. Republican Party leaders aren’t expelling Trump from the party because, even though they lost the White House and both houses of Congress during his tenure, they’re afraid they would do even worse without him as their link to the working class.

But center-right thinker Oren Cass says there’s a brand of non-Trumpian conservatism that can win national elections by hanging onto working class GOP voters while appealing to culturally conservative Democrats. Cass, who worked on Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, says the key is jettisoning the party’s commitment to what he calls “market fundamentalism.”

As of Feb. 15, Cass’s essay in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs, “A New Conservatism: Freeing the Right From Free-Market Orthodoxy,” was the most read article on the magazine’s website.

Market fundamentalism—which is all about getting government out of people’s lives—is more libertarian than truly conservative, Cass writes.

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American Compass Releases Conservative Economic Agenda for 118th Congress

Today, American Compass is releasing New Direction: Conservative Principles & Policies for the 118th Congress, an agenda for economic renewal, focused on the interests of worker, their families and communities, and the nation.

Hayek’s Broken Promise

It is a tragedy that Friedrich Hayek’s excesses, invested with the authority of his (deserved) reputation, became the unexamined default for right-of-center economic thinking in America.

Comparative Disadvantage

If comparative advantage is created rather than discovered, refusing to play the game has consequences.