Oren Cass

Oren Cass

Oren Cass is the executive director at American Compass.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Share This

Jan 11, 2021

January 6 was a catastrophe for America. An angry mob, spurred on by the president, some carrying confederate flags, ransacked the Capitol during a joint session of Congress. Lives were lost. Indelible and humiliating images of a desecrated seat of government were burned into the nation’s consciousness and broadcast around the world. Any comfort taken […]

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Complacency and wasteful spending blight US higher education Share This

Dec 23, 2020

FINANCIAL TIMES—American Compass’s Oren Cass makes the case against forgiving billions of dollars of student debt and for rethinking our approach to higher education.

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Worker Power Or Loose Borders: You Can Only Pick One Share This

Dec 21, 2020

DAILY CALLER—American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses the tension between worker power and loose immigration policy.

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Worker Power, Loose Borders: Pick One Share This

Dec 16, 2020

A funny thing happened in the days after we published “What Happened: The Trump Presidency in Review.” The collection’s emphasis on the success of economic policies that pushed the labor market toward full employment attracted substantial interest from proponents of looser fiscal and monetary policy. But that “strange new respect” came with the mandatory caveat […]

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Some Like It Hot Share This

Dec 08, 2020

Unsustainable economic stimulus at an expansion’s peak, not tax cuts or tariffs, fueled the Trump boom.

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How to Fix America: Stop Pushing College Share This

Dec 03, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES—In a Dealbook feature collecting ideas from a wide variety of leaders on how to improve the country, American Compass’s Oren Cass argues for shifting our focus away from college and toward providing strong, non-college career pathways.

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Big Ed’s CARES Cash Dash Share This

Nov 23, 2020

The CARES Act, intended to address the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, offers especially generous tax treatment for charitable contributions in 2020, to encourage giving in a time of such extraordinary need. Households can deduct contributions up to 100% of their income for the year, potentially eliminating their tax liability entirely. “Donor-advised funds” […]

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Obama’s America Is Trump’s America Is Biden’s America Share This

Nov 16, 2020

FINANCIAL TIMES—American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses the 2020 election, arguing that the outcome simply tells us who will govern us, not who we are.

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The Birth Of A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism Share This

Nov 10, 2020

DAILY CALLER—American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that the future of conservatism lies in a multi-ethnic, working-class coalition.

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Don’t kid yourself about what elections reveal about America Share This

Nov 09, 2020

CNN—American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that elections tell us simply who will govern us, not who we are, and it is critical to understand our fellow Americans who voted differently.

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A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism Share This

Nov 05, 2020

The wags are having their fun with an election result that hinges upon whether Joe Biden garners sufficient support from white voters to negate an apparent surge toward Donald Trump among minority groups. The president owes much of his margin in Florida to strong gains in Miami’s Cuban-American community, while in Texas he won largely-Hispanic […]

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Yoram Hazony Hosts Oren Cass on NatConTalk Share This

Oct 27, 2020

NATCONTALKAmerican Compass’s Oren Cass speaks with Yoram Hazony about economic nationalism and what a conservative economic policy should look like.

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