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Good Jobs (8) Larry Wortzel

| Mar 11, 2022

“Over the long term, it will ensure that Americans fully benefit from China’s eventual accession to the WTO. Membership in that body will require China to lower its current restrictions on many American products. The increase in demand for U.S. goods that results from this should lead to greater productivity, which in turn would mean more jobs and job security for American workers.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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,” […]

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Oren Cass | Apr 06, 2022 |

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