Wesley Hodges

Wesley Hodges is the coalitions director at American Compass.

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Oren Cass on the Lincoln Project and the Future Direction of the GOP Share This

Jul 23, 2020

RISING—American Compass’s Oren Cass shares his thoughts on the Lincoln Project and his hopes for the future of the GOP.

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Could Baby Bonds Help Reduce Wealth Inequality In America? Share This

Jul 22, 2020

NPR: ON POINT—American Compass’s Oren Cass, Senator Cory Booker, and other experts discuss the feasibility of government baby bonds.

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What a Post-Trump Republican Party Might Look Like Share This

Jul 16, 2020

THE EZRA KLEIN SHOW—Ezra Klein interviews American Compass’s Oren Cass about challenging the right-wing economic orthodoxy and its quasi-religious veneration of markets, and focusing instead on clear social goals that put families first, eschew economic growth as the be-all-end-all of policymaking, and recognize the inescapability of government intervention in the economy.

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Rebuilding American Industry: Devil is in the Details Share This

Jul 10, 2020

ASIA TIMES—David Goldman features his Moving the Chains symposium essay, “The Reshoring Imperative,” with new commentary directed at Joe Biden’s “Buy American” campaign.

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Populists Don’t Know Much About Private Equity Share This

Jun 30, 2020

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL—Responding to the Coin-Flip Capitalism project, University of Chicago Professors M. Todd Henderson and Steven Kaplan say to leave investors out of it: the fees to fund managers prove the social valuel.

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Media Have Helped Create a Crisis of Democracy – Now They Must Play a Vital Role in its Revival Share This

Jun 24, 2020

THE CONVERSATION—Australia’s The Conversation finds “a new spirit of what might be called ‘economic morality'” in the founding and mission of American Compass.

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Don’t Give Up on Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Share This

Jun 15, 2020

BLOOMBERG—Columnist Noah Smith appraises American Compass’s reshoring policy symposium: “Moving the Chains.”

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What Price Will the Conservative Community Pay to Capitalize on the Era of Trump? Share This

Jun 02, 2020

THE NATIONAL INTEREST—Amitai Etzioni includes American Compass among the leading voices in the emerging “communitarian” faction on the Right, alongside Senators Rubio, Cotton, Romney, and Hawley.

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GOP Fault Lines Appear as Some Press for More Relief While Others Demand a Spending Pause Share This

May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON EXAMINER—Jim Antle quotes American Compass’s Oren Cass on the significant of innovative economic policymaking by several GOP senators.

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Private Equity, Hedge Funds Get Unlikely Foe in GOP Think Tank Share This

May 20, 2020

BLOOMBERG—American Compass’s first special project, “Coin-Flip Capitalism,” was featured by Bloomberg Politics, challenging established economic views on the right.

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Economics in the Age of Trump Share This

May 07, 2020

AMERICAN GREATNESSCity Journal contributing editor Chris Rufo spotlights American Compass’s leading role in challenging the orthodoxy of “growth for growth’s sake.”

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Why GOP Can’t Stop Pushing Tax Cuts Share This

May 06, 2020

RISING—American Compass’s Oren Cass discusses the next round of GOP proposals to address the coronavirus pandemic.

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