Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


Case Study: Intel’s Responsibility to the Nation Share This

Aug 04, 2020

Corporate actual responsibility entails an obligation to the nation to reinvest in its “industrial commons” and make strategic decisions that improve its economic trajectory. Long a giant of American innovation and high-tech manufacturing, the Silicon Valley-based chipmaker Intel has made a conscious priority of bolstering American competitiveness in a strategic sector. Many technology firms have […]

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Case Study: Mars, Inc.’s Responsibility to Families Share This

Aug 04, 2020

Corporate actual responsibility includes the obligation of employers to respect the balance of work and family commitments and to support employees’ aspirations for family formation. Recent campaigns for gender parity have drawn public attention to the “family-friendly workplace.” But such initiatives typically provide additional benefits for white-collar professionals and focus on keeping women attached to the […]

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Coin-Flip Capitalism: Update (Q3 2020) Share This

Jul 22, 2020

Commentary on developments in private finance and the Coin-Flip Capitalism debate as of Q3 2020

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America Must Fight For Global Industry Leadership Again Share This

Jun 23, 2020

DAILY CALLER—American Compass’s Wells King outlines the proposals from the “Moving the Chains” reshoring policy symposium.

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If Only Private Funds Still Enabled American Power Share This

Jun 15, 2020

Re: Private Funds Could Be Your Friends

Grant Kettering’s critique of Coin-Flip Capitalism defends private finance as “a major competitive advantage and source of comprehensive national power.” In his view: In alliance with other sectors such as government- and academically-funded scientific research institutions, private funds have served effectively as tutors to companies pursuing American innovation in absolutely foundational areas such as semiconductors […]

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Coin-Flip Capitalism: A Primer Share This

May 20, 2020

An overview of the hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital industries and the implications of their recent performance.

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The American System: How We Return To An Economy That Lifts All Americans Share This

May 06, 2020

DAILY CALLER—American Compass’s Wells King outlines his arguments from his essay on “Rediscovering a Genuine American System” in this adaption.

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Recovering the American Tradition of Economic Policy Share This

May 05, 2020

NATIONAL REVIEW—American Compass’s Wells King and Oren Cass and American Affairs’ Julius Krein summarize their arguments from Rebooting the American System in this short adaptation.

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Rediscovering a Genuine American System Share This

May 04, 2020

From the Founding to the Cold War, America’s leading statesmen and political economists understood the importance of a robust national economic policy.

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American Scream Share This

Apr 10, 2020

FIRST THINGS—American Compass’s Wells King reviews Michael Strain’s new book The American Dream Is Not Dead (But Populism Could Kill It).

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A New Conservative Think Tank Challenges ‘Market Fundamentalism’ Share This

Mar 05, 2020

NATIONAL REVIEW—American Compass’s Wells King discussed his views on public policy and the goals of American Compass with National Review’s Daniel Tenreiro.

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