InfluenceWatch Podcast #183: The Redistributionist Right

In an op-ed at National Review, CRC’s Research Director Mike Watson raised serious questions about the agenda and ultimate goal of the ostensibly conservative group American Compass, led by Oren Cass, who is promoting a conservative embrace of unions while taking a great deal of money from lefty funders like the Hewlett Foundation and the Omidyar Network. The piece was in response to a Wall Street Journal op-ed penned by Cass back in September in which he argued that a reformed version of unionism is in line with Republican values. Mike expressed his skepticism, and Cass expressed his displeasure on social media.

Listen to “Episode 183: The Redistributionist Right” on Spreaker.

  • National Review (Michael Watson): Does American Compass Point Left?
  • Wall Street Journal (Oren Cass): America Needs a Conservative Labor Movement
  • InfluenceWatch: American Compass
  • National Review: The ‘Redistributionist Right’ Would Strengthen Unions to Workers’ Detriment
  • Capital Research Center: I Do Not Want the NewsGuild Bargaining for Me, Ever
  • RealClearMarkets: Voluntary Unionism Is the Answer, Not One-Size Fits All National Bargaining
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    Sarah Lee

    Sarah Lee was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., but found herself drawn to Washington, DC, the birthplace of her mother, after completing a master’s degree in public administration from…
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    Michael Watson

    Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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