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Dismissing Disagreement (5) Tony Blair

| Mar 11, 2022

“I realise why people protest against globalisation. We watch aspects of it with trepidation. We feel powerless, as if we were now pushed to and fro by forces far beyond our control. But there is a risk that political leaders, faced with street demonstrations, pander to the argument rather than answer it.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Is Washington the Next Detroit?

Oren Cass | Apr 22, 2022 |

Our latest Compass Point is by James M. Roberts, long-time research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and co-editor of their Index of Economic Freedom, reflecting on his experience in the conservative establishment and the perils of a political movement running on autopilot. “Conservatives are fond of warning that a government program, once established, never dies,” […]

Why the Economists Are Losing

Oren Cass | Apr 06, 2022 |

The rebuttal delivered by Jon Lovitz’s Michael Dukakis, in his debate with Dana Carvey’s George H. W. Bush, is one of Saturday Night Live’s most famous political punchlines: “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy.” The New York City audience went nuts—neither could they believe Dukakis was losing to Bush. But, of course, the […]