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John Quincy Adams (1825)

| Apr 22, 2020

The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of the condition of those who are parties to the social compact, and no government, in whatever form constituted, can accomplish the lawful ends of its institution but in proportion as it improves the condition of those over whom it is established.

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Coming Apart in the Hoosier State

Aaron Renn | Jan 06, 2022 |

American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears, by Farah Stockman (Random House, 432 pp., $28) Farah Stockman’s new book, American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears, documents the closure and relocation of an Indianapolis Rexnord bearing plant to Mexico and Texas. Stockman, a New York Times reporter, was assigned to cover […]

The Five Deadly Sins of the Left: An Update

Ruy Teixeira | Dec 17, 2021 |

About a year ago I published an American Compass essay on “The Five Deadly Sins of the Left.” In that essay, I addressed the surprising fact that the left has not performed as well as one might expect, given the poor performance of free-market capitalism in the 21st century. Even the financial crisis of 2008–09 […]