Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Case Studies in Corporate Actual Responsibility Share This

Aug 05, 2020

Four American companies demonstrate how to fulfill corporate obligations without sacrificing corporate performance.

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Case Study: QuikTrip’s Responsibility to Workers Share This

Aug 04, 2020

Corporate actual responsibility encompasses a set of obligations to workers to secure good jobs that can support families and offer professional development and advancement. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based gasoline and convenience store chain QuikTrip has fulfilled these obligations while steadily growing and routinely outperforming its competitors. According to CEO Chet Cadieux, who took over the business […]

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Case Study: Gallery Furniture’s Responsibility to Communities Share This

Aug 04, 2020

Corporate actual responsibility entails an obligation to invest broadly in actual communities rather than funding and advocating national progressive causes.  Gallery Furniture, an independent retailer in Houston, Texas, has become a fixture of its local community by dedicating company assets and orienting operations toward supporting the local common good. CEO Jim McIngvale, who founded the […]

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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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