Jeremy speaks with Oren Cass about the rising cost of thriving, our broken labor movement, alternative visions of the free market, and how to build stronger families and communities.
This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Oren Cass about the rising cost of thriving, our broken labor movement, alternative visions of the free market, and how to build stronger families and communities.
Oren Cass is the executive director of American Compass, an increasingly influential nonprofit policy organization based in Washington, D.C. Oren is the author of The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America, which was published in 2018, and is a contributing opinion writer for the Financial Times. He writes regularly for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets. This fall, Oren was profiled in New York Magazine as “the nerd trying to turn the GOP populist.”
Jeremy and Oren dive right in by discussing economic dogmas of the past—think Reagan’s response to the 1970s—and how various policies require evolution given the new challenges facing America today. What is America’s economic diagnosis? Is capitalism out? What is the common good? Oren shares his insights on Trump, growing polarization, the middle class, inflation, economic inequality, AI, and what can be done about it all.
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