Oren Cass

Oren Cass

Oren Cass is the executive director at American Compass.

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When Market Economists Fail Share This

Oct 12, 2020

CLAREMONT REVIEW OF BOOKS—American Compass’s Oren Cass critiques public choice theory as applied in defense of a libertarian agenda.

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Biden and Trump are Failing the American Worker Share This

Oct 08, 2020

CNN—American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that neither Biden nor Trump has given the necessary attention to issues like industrial, education, and labor policy that could help American workers.

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America Needs a Conservative Labor Movement Share This

Sep 17, 2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL—American Compass’s Oren Cass argues that a strong, reformed labor movement has unique potential to advance conservative priorities.

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The Vanishing American Dream: The Economic Realities Facing Middle- and Lower-Income Americans Share This

Sep 16, 2020

EVENT—American Compass’s Oren Cass participated in a symposium on “The Vanishing American Dream,” as part of the Brookings Institution’s Future of the Middle Class Initiative, discussing the political roots of economic issues facing lower- and middle-income Americans.

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A Free Market Manifesto That Changed the World, Reconsidered Share This

Sep 11, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES—American Compass’s Oren Cass joins a wide range of economists and business leaders to discuss Milton Friedman’s essay, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits,” on its 50th anniversary.

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Republican Party Battles Over its Post-Trumpian Soul Share This

Sep 03, 2020

FINANCIAL TIMES—American Compass’s Oren Cass spotlights the ideological contest between libertarian Republicans and post-Trump conservatives for the future identity of the American political right.

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The Elite Needs to Give Up Its G.D.P. Fetish Share This

Aug 27, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES—American Compass’s Oren Cass suggests that the professional class might learn from the pandemic that “material living standards” do not always translate into “quality of life.”

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From the Primordial Supply-Side Soup Share This

Aug 25, 2020

Re: Trump’s Second-Term Opening (WSJ)

This morning’s commentary from the Wall Street Journal editorial board is of great scientific import, a fragile creature crushed into a perfectly preserved fossil by the forces of reality. Future researchers tracing the evolution of the American right-of-center from market fundamentalism to a viable economic conservatism will regard it as a vital transitional form—like a […]

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How Trump Has Changed the Republicans Share This

Aug 21, 2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL—The Saturday Essay features American Compass’s efforts to construct a new conservative governing philosophy.

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The Republican Party Has A Tough Choice To Make Share This

Aug 21, 2020

CNN—American Compass’s Oren Cass describes the “vital opportunity for the American right-of-center to develop a genuinely conservative economic platform that focuses on working families.”

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A Major Question Still Remains for Biden’s Campaign Share This

Aug 21, 2020

CNN—American Compass’s Oren Cass reviews Joe Biden’s acceptance speech for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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How Corporate Actual Responsibility, Not Social Responsibility, Would Look Share This

Aug 20, 2020

WASHINGTON EXAMINER—American Compass’s Oren Cass outlines the arguments from an open letter sent to the Business Roundtable calling for corporate actual responsibility.

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