Family Trauma and the Skills Gap Share This

Amber Lapp | Dec 17, 2020 | Family

Re: What Next: A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism

In a recent conversation hosted by American Compass, “What Next: A Multi-Ethnic, Working-Class Conservatism,” Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzalez discussed the skills gap. “[T]he number one issue that I hear from employers is, I have jobs, I could hire 10 people tomorrow, but either the folks don’t want to do the work that we have, or […]

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Families deserve dedicated relief. Senator Hawley to the rescue? Share This

Samuel Hammond | Dec 07, 2020 | Coronavirus

The pandemic has placed an enormous burden on the lives of parents and children in particular.

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Paid Family Leave Can Help Combat the Coming Covid Baby Bust Share This

Samuel Hammond | Nov 30, 2020 | Family

International evidence shows Paid Family Leave programs can boost fertility rates.

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Some Naturally Negative Thoughts Share This

Micah Meadowcroft | Aug 25, 2020 | Family

It is all going to get worse. No matter what happens in November, the weirdness and hysteria that have made 2020 feel so extremely like itself will only escalate into 2021. Millennials, who wait in packs for crumbs to fall from the Boomers’ table, are well into their 30s with little more than social media […]

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Women’s Work Preferences Are Diverse Share This

Amber Lapp | Aug 10, 2020 | Family

In less than 24 hours I will be wheeling my bag through the large revolving doors of the hospital, through the Covid screening point, and up the elevator to the ninth floor to deliver my fifth child due to a medically-necessary induction. Things are more or less ready, and so I find myself ruminating on […]

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“Pay Parents” Isn’t a Pro-Family Position Share This

Oren Cass | May 10, 2020 | Family

Debates over family policy are centering on the idea that households should be “paid” for raising children. The latest salvo comes from the New York Times, which celebrates Mother’s Day with an essay by Kim Brooks entitled, “Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers.” Gladden Pappin applauded it on Twitter as “such an important essay” and chided “pro-family […]

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The Tipped Red Tricycle: Why Economic Growth Is Not Enough Share This

Amber Lapp | May 06, 2020 | Family

The house next door sits empty again. The neighbor across the street leaves a boys jacket on my porch that she scavenged from the overflowing boxes and bags of stuff lining the lawn for the trash man. “It’s a nice jacket—could one of your boys use it? Some of the things in the boxes still […]

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A Note of Introduction Share This

Oren Cass | May 04, 2020 | Announcement

Welcome to American Compass. Our mission is to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity. Many of the most insightful and creative policymakers, researchers, and pundits on the American right-of-center, and some on the left-of-center as well, are dedicating tremendous intellectual energy toward […]

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