The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America

The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America

by Oren Cass


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ISBN-13: 9781641770149
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 24,285
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Oren Cass is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He worked previously as the domestic policy director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, a management consultant at Bain & Company, and an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

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“Oren Cass has accomplished the rare feat of not only saying something truly new and innovative about our society, but also doing it in a readable, engrossing way. The Once and Future Worker is a wake-up call to our political class, and indeed the whole country, that rising consumption can’t replace that most basic of goods—a job. A brilliant book. And among the most important I’ve ever read.”

—J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

“No one has better articulated the conservative argument for why work matters to America's long-term prosperity than Oren Cass. Oren’s insightful prescription for what ails us should be required reading for those who endeavor to create a labor market in which workers can create and support strong families and communities.”

—Mitt Romney

“Oren Cass has written the essential policy book for our time. His diagnosis cuts to the heart of what’s troubling our political economy, and his prescriptions chart the way toward a more constructive politics. A must-read.”

—Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs

“Through an unflinching indictment of the mistakes that Washington has made for a generation and continues to make today, Oren Cass forcefully draws out the contradictions of a consensus that has actively displaced Americans from their national inheritance of good jobs and thriving hometowns. The Once and Future Worker offers much-needed clarity for how to make the American Dream possible for the many.”

—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

“Oren Cass’s focus on the importance of work—and making work pay—offers welcome common ground for policy debates across partisan and ideological lines. His core principle—a culture of respect for work of all kinds—can help close the gap dividing the two Americas that the 2016 election so starkly revealed.”

—William A. Galston, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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DSM5 5 months ago
Unfortunately this right wing screed offers no new ideas for how to promote work. The author simply repeats the extreme solutions promoted by reactionaries for decades: roll back environmental protection to make companies more profitable, reduce the safety net to force people to accept jobs that don't pay enough to live on, eliminate safety regulations that protect workers, reduce the minimum wage, reduce corporate taxes, send fewer young people to college, further reduce the power of unions and shame single parents. If you think that these are good ideas then you will find some statistics and arguments to support them. If you were looking for some new ideas to help workers then look elsewhere.