Finance

If Only Private Funds Still Enabled American Power Share This

Wells King | Jun 15, 2020 | Finance

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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What are America’s pensioners getting from private equity? Share This

Sam Long | Jun 11, 2020 | Finance

Re: Coin-Flip Capitalism

Imagine a schoolteacher in a mid-sized American city. She earns approximately $60,000 per year and each month contributes somewhere between 6 and 12 percent of her wages to the state’s public employee pension plan. Given her salary and associated living expenses, a robust personal savings plan seems out of the question. For the teacher – […]

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Private Funds Could Be Your Friends Share This

Grant Kettering | Jun 03, 2020 | Finance

Re: Coin-Flip Capitalism

The basic motivation behind American Compass’s Coin-Flip Capitalism project seems to be scrutinizing the private fund industry—an industry that is indeed poorly understood by most—under the suspicion that, amidst its mysteries and its trillions, it may be detracting from our national welfare. Fair enough. But as a long-time participant in the industry, and even more […]

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What About the Rotten Culture of the Rich? Share This

Chris Arnade | May 26, 2020 | Finance

Re: Coin-Flip Capitalism

We used to joke on Wall Street that you should marry a trader at another firm, trade with only each other, and by end of the year one would have made a lot of money and the other lost the exact same amount. The winner would be paid a big bonus, and the loser only […]

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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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