Industrial Policy and National Conservatism: A Debate

At the National Conservatism Conference on July 14, 2019, Oren Cass and Richard Reinsch debated the resolution, “America should adopt an industrial policy.” The debate directly addressed the economic challenges that a new kind of national conservatism will face, and suggests that there is more than one economic path to building a new conservative coalition.

We present their opening remarks as prepared for delivery:

Resolved: That America Should Adopt an Industrial Policy

Oren Cass

The True Costs of an Industrial Policy

Richard Reinsch

For our other coverage of the conference, see the following:

Burke and the Nation

Yuval Levin

Peter Thiel and the Path to a New Conservatism

Titus Techera