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Alexander Hamilton (1791)

| Apr 22, 2020

Experience teaches that men are often so much governed by what they are accustomed to see and practice that the simplest and most obvious improvements, in the most ordinary occupations, are adopted with hesitation, reluctance, and by slow gradations… To produce the desirable changes as early as may be expedient may therefore require the incitement and patronage of government.

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Liberty and Tariffs for All

Oren Cass | Sep 16, 2022 |

I spoke earlier this week at a private event for a fervently free-market group. Bringing new ways of thinking to such audiences is a favorite pastime of mine, and one of American Compass’s reasons for being. Partly, of course, this presents an opportunity to persuade. As important, I get to hear the questions and counterarguments […]

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Oren Cass | Sep 08, 2022 |

Today, Senator Tom Cotton introduced the American Workforce Act (AWA), a landmark bill to create a robust alternative to college rooted in on-the-job experience and employer-led training, funded by a transfer of resources away from traditional higher education. The AWA is modeled on American Compass’s Workforce Training Grant, which we proposed earlier this year as […]