Oren Cass

Oren Cass

Oren Cass is the executive director of American Compass and author of The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America (2018). He is a contributing opinion writer for the Financial Times and his work also appears regularly in publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

From 2005 to 2015, Oren worked as a management consultant in Bain & Company’s Boston and Delhi offices. During this period, he also earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was elected vice president and treasurer of the Harvard Law Review and oversaw the journal’s budget and operations. While still in law school, Oren also became Domestic Policy Director for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, editing and producing the campaign’s “jobs book” and developing its domestic policy strategy, proposals, and research. He joined the Manhattan Institute as a senior fellow in 2015 and became a prolific scholar, publishing more than 15 reports for MI and editing its popular “Issues 2016” and “Issues 2020” series, testifying before seven congressional committees and speaking on dozens of college campuses. He founded American Compass at the start of 2020.

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“Pay Parents” Isn’t a Pro-Family Position Share This

May 10, 2020

Debates over family policy are centering on the idea that households should be “paid” for raising children. The latest salvo comes from the New York Times, which celebrates Mother’s Day with an essay by Kim Brooks entitled, “Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers.” Gladden Pappin applauded it on Twitter as “such an important essay” and chided “pro-family […]

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Special Episode of The Editors: Rich Lowry and Oren Cass Share This

May 04, 2020

NATIONAL REVIEW—Rich Lowry interviews Oren Cass about the launch of American Compass.

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A Note of Introduction Share This

May 04, 2020

Welcome to American Compass. Our mission is to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity. Many of the most insightful and creative policymakers, researchers, and pundits on the American right-of-center, and some on the left-of-center as well, are dedicating tremendous intellectual energy toward […]

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Removing the Blinders from Economic Policy Share This

May 04, 2020

If we want the market to serve the needs of the American people, we must remove the blinders of market reductivism and recover the tools of economic policy.

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The Wall Street Journal Goes Negative Share This

Mar 10, 2020

MEDIUM—One of the nation’s leading opinion platforms cuts a two-minute attack ad against American Compass for prompting debate.

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The Return of Conservative Economics Share This

Feb 18, 2020

NATIONAL REVIEW—Today we are announcing the formation of American Compass, an organization dedicated to helping American conservatism recover from its chronic case of market fundamentalism.

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