Lifting Barriers. Lifting Lives.

 

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.

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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.

Marginal Tax Rates and Economic Opportunity

Marginal Tax Rates and Economic Opportunity

Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Key Findings: The marginal tax wedge is relevant for understanding how workers might benefit (or not) from an increase in pay once taxes enter the picture. Marginal tax wedges might deter workers from pursuing additional income...

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American Originals

Ahmet Ertegun: America’s Greatest Music Man

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 for almost sixty years, he brought us artists from Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to Crosby, Stills, Nash,...

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From Hero to Hated: America’s Most Tragic Entrepreneur

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 was one of the most famous people in America and Europe—and one of the most despised....

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Happening Now

Patriotism and Progress

Patriotism and Progress

The data show that love of country correlates with optimism about the future, which facilitates positive change. The article as originally published in Discourse Magazine. Surveys show that patriotism is unpopular among progressives. To many of them, love of country...

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Make a career move to Colorado easier

Make a career move to Colorado easier

This article was originally published in Colorado Politics Colorado has been a prized destination for people moving to advance their career or to enjoy nature. This session, the legislature has a chance to make it easier to welcome new residents to this great state...

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