Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


The American Camry Share This

Sep 29, 2022

NATIONAL REVIEW—Wells King and Dan Vaughn, Jr. on how Reagan showed it was possible to wrangle foreign manufacturers to the U.S.

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The Import Quota that Remade the Auto Industry Share This

Sep 29, 2022

The cap on cars from Japan, the rescue of Detroit, and the birth of an industry in the American South

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Our Politics Needs a Pro-Family Policy Agenda Share This

Sep 21, 2022

NATIONAL REVIEW—American Compass research director Wells King joins a statement in support of building a truly pro-family policy agenda.

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After Student-Debt Relief, America Must Move Beyond ‘College for All’ Share This

Sep 12, 2022

NEWSWEEK—American Compass research director Wells King argues for building real alternatives to the “college-for-all” education pipeline in the wake of Biden’s misguided student loan forgiveness.

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State Capacity in Short Supply: Assessing the Biden Administration’s Industrial Strategy Share This

Aug 23, 2022

AMERICAN AFFAIRS—American Compass’s Wells King and Chris Griswold evaluate the Biden administration’s approach to industrial strategy and what it shows about the policy failures of the established ruling class.

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Conservative Family Policy Must Be Conservative Share This

Jul 28, 2022

PUBLIC DISCOURSE—On family policy, conservatives should avoid two extremes: rebutting any use of government, and assuming that trillions can be spent without negative repercussions.

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Foreword: What’s in Your Toolbox? Share This

Jun 01, 2022

American education must be equipped with diverse tools fit for students’ diverse aspirations.

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What family policy should look like in post-Roe America Share This

May 13, 2022

DESERET NEWS—American Compass’s Wells King and Brad Wilcox of the Institute for Family Studies and AEI make the case for a conservative embrace of an expanded Child Tax Credit in a post-Roe v. Wade world.

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The Decline And Fall Of NASCAR Share This

Apr 20, 2022

THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE—America’s most Southern sport has betrayed its own fan base, writes American Compass’s Wells King in this cover story.

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Globalization: America’s Biggest Bipartisan Mistake Share This

Mar 31, 2022

NEWSWEEK—American Compass research director Wells King explores the history of the Uniparty’s push for globalization at all costs and the fallacies undergirding their arguments.

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The Relationship Is the Richness Share This

Jan 06, 2022

COMMENT MAGAZINE—Wells King on how efforts to turn relationships into capital makes everyone poorer.

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Woke capitalism is a smokescreen Share This

Dec 19, 2021

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS—American Compass research director Wells King argues that woke corporate activism attempts to launder self-interest through liberal ideology and to renege on actual obligations.

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