Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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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Realignment Conference: The Future of Populism Share This

Nov 30, 2021

REALIGNMENT CONFERENCE—American Affairs’s Julius Krein, American Compass’s Wells King, and the Niskanen Center’s Samuel Hammond discuss the new right, populism, and the debate over neoliberalism.

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A Better Bargain: Worker Solidarity and Mutual Support Share This

Oct 07, 2021

A proposal for channeling labor resources away from politics and toward worker benefits and training

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The Labor Movement Is ‘Woking’ Itself to Death Share This

Sep 24, 2021

NEWSWEEK—American Compass research director Wells King explores the failures of the modern American labor movement and what workers really want from unions.

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Cash and Kids: Momentum on Child Tax Credit Policy and Other Ideas to Increase Family Income Share This

Jul 28, 2021

EVENT—American Compass research director Wells King joins an American Academy of Political and Social Science panel to discuss the Child Tax Credit and how best to support working families.

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Growing Pains Share This

Jun 11, 2021

FIRST THINGS—American Compass research director Wells King reviews two books on the de-growth movement.

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How Technology Has Changed Our Jobs, Our Privacy, And Our Brains Share This

Jun 11, 2021

DAILY CALLER—American Compass research director Wells King discusses the wide-ranging effects of the digital revolution in an adaptation of Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age.

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Selling the Digital Soul Share This

Jun 01, 2021

The use and abuse of personal data pose a collective challenge that cannot be solved by individuals.

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The Rich Get Richer, Middle Class Shrinks, And Conservatives Must Act Share This

Apr 21, 2021

DAILY CALLER—American Compass research director Wells King discusses the state of economic inequality in the United States and how conservatives should respond.

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Coin-Flip Capitalism: Update (Q2 2021) Share This

Mar 22, 2021

A review of hedge fund and private equity performance through the COVID-19 market crash.

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Let Them Eat Daycare Share This

Mar 01, 2021

Our policy debates center on helping working families, but they routinely fail to capture those families’ preferences for their own lives or for policies that would help them most. Proposals most useful to households with all adults in the workforce, like subsidized childcare or paid leave, often receive far more attention from policymakers and pundits […]

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Wells King on The Resistance Library Podcast Share This

Jan 29, 2021

THE RESISTANCE LIBRARY PODCAST—American Compass research director Wells King joins Sam Jacobs to discuss labor unions, the free market, and the proper role of government.

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