Wesley Hodges

Wesley Hodges is the coalitions director at American Compass.


The Fed Soc Debate Turns Inward Share This

Nov 19, 2021

THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE—American Compass coalitions director Wesley Hodges discusses the developing debate within the Federalist Society about the roles and potential threats of corporate and government power.

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Critics Corner with Vinnie Vernuccio Share This

Oct 07, 2021

In this episode, Vinnie Vernuccio joins Oren in the Critics Corner. Vinnie is the president of the Institute for the American Worker and a senior fellow at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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Critics Corner with Jon Hartley Share This

Aug 11, 2021

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren is joined by Jon Hartley, a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and a former senior policy advisor to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

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Critics Corner with Grover Norquist Share This

Jul 08, 2021

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren is joined by Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform. Spoiler: Oren is not convinced to sign the tax pledge.

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Critics Corner with Prof. Donald Boudreaux Share This

Jun 09, 2021

On this episode of Critics Corner, Oren is joined by one of our most active critics and open-letter writers, Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University.

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All-Knowing Algorithms: Author Discussion Share This

Jun 03, 2021

Alec Stapp (Progressive Policy Institute) and Wells King (American Compass) discuss the implications of “All-Knowing Algorithms” with Oren Cass.

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Attention Economy: Author Discussion Share This

Jun 02, 2021

Matthew Crawford (UVA’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture) and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the ramifications of the “Attention Economy” with Wells King (American Compass).

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Frictionless Exchange: Author Discussion Share This

Jun 01, 2021

Wingham Rowan (Modern Markets for All) and Neil Chilson (Charles Koch Institute) discuss the advent of frictionless exchange with Wells King (American Compass).

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Grand Old Party and the Working Class with Leader McCarthy Share This

Apr 30, 2021

Leader McCarthy joins American Compass to discuss his efforts to reach out and grow the Republican coalition, what it takes to build a GOP that is better attuned to the concerns of working class Americans, and where he sees the party going in the coming years.

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Fulfillment: A Conversation on Amazon and Regional Inequality with Alec MacGillis Share This

Apr 08, 2021

Fulfillment author Alec MacGillis joins American Compass research director Wells King for a conversation exploring what the growth of Amazon means for the future of inequality in the U.S., the pros and cons of “one-click America,” and how policymakers and consumers should respond.

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Family Financial Security: Sen. Romney on the Right’s Fight to Support Our Most Important Institution Share This

Mar 22, 2021

Senator Mitt Romney joins us for a conversation about what draws him to family benefits, why he thinks conservatives should embrace the Family Security Act’s approach, how he sees this debate fitting into the broader one about the right-of-center’s future.

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Trade After Trump: A Post-Mortem with Former USTR Robert Lighthizer Share This

Jan 29, 2021

Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer joins American Compass executive director Oren Cass for a conversation about his work as the U.S. Trade Representative, the overhaul of America’s economic relationship with China, successes achieved and lessons learned, and key challenges facing the Biden administration.

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