Increasing opportunities for social mobility and human flourishing is the defining challenge of our time. Through rigorous academic research, sound public policy solutions, and reviving the spirit of entrepreneurship, the Archbridge Institute works to empower individuals to achieve better, richer, and fuller lives by identifying and removing the barriers that constrain their potential.

Our Latest Research

The Archbridge Institute conducts multidisciplinary academic and policy research on artificial and natural barriers to social mobility and human flourishing, seeking to drive a consensus on these factors in the academic and policy community.

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Read our latest commentary on human flourishing and social mobility.

Biden’s Tax Policies Would Hamstring Economic Recovery and Social Mobility

This article was originally published on Merionwest.com “THE RECOVERY ITSELF IS LIKELY TO BE THE LARGEST JOB CREATOR THIS DECADE.” Debate over the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill is heating up. However,...

Want to Solve the Immigration Crisis? Invest in the Central American Economy

This article was originally published on RealClearPolicy.com Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala this week amid surges in U.S. border crossings, immigrants dying while trying to cross the border, and a chaotic,...

You Can’t Cure Your Employee’s Existential Crisis. But You Can Help.

This article was originally published in the Harvard Business Review Humans’ fundamental need to perceive life as meaningful — which comes from the feeling that one’s existence has purpose and...

A Warning Sign for UBI? Unemployment Benefits Discourage Employment

This article was originally published on insidesources.com Economic prognosticators were abuzz last year with optimism about a so-called “V-shaped recovery.” With vaccines rolling out across the country and lockdowns lifting,...

American Originals

American Originals traces the stories of those who charted their own paths, overcame barriers and achieved a better life for themselves and those around them by embracing personal responsibility, hard work, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Ahmet Ertegun: America’s Greatest Music Man

Ahmet Ertegun did as much as anyone to shape the popular music that serves as the soundtrack for our daily lives. As the founder and leader of Atlantic Records...

From Hero to Hated: America’s Most Tragic Entrepreneur

Few business leaders or entrepreneurs in American history have done more to enable progress and prosperity than Samuel Insull, a name little known today. Yet eighty years ago, he...

Walt Disney: Entrepreneur without Peer

Who was Walt Disney? What was truly different about this man, whose name is likely to remain famous for generations to come? How did he evolve? What were his priorities and thought processes?

Milton Hershey: Chocolate King, Confectioner, and Creator

Born in rural Pennsylvania in 1857, Milton Hershey attended seven different schools and never made it beyond the fourth grade. At fifteen, he found his passion in a Lancaster...

Workingman’s Friend, Industry Disruptor: The Walter Chrysler Story

The year 1921 was one of the worst years in the history of the American automobile business. Many companies folded in a brief but severe post-war recession as prices...
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