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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.

State Solutions to Empower Upward Mobility

State Solutions to Empower Upward Mobility

Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Prologue By Gonzalo Schwarz, President & CEO The Archbridge Institute is pleased to release “State Solutions to Empower Upward Mobility,” a compilation of essays featuring state-based policy reforms to increase economic...

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Licensing Reform in Alaska

Licensing Reform in Alaska

Click here to open the PDF in a new Tab. Why Does Occupational Licensing Matter in the Last Frontier? As far as official barometers of Alaska’s labor market go, the state is near the national average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in December 2023 the...

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American Originals

J.W. Marriott: From Herding Sheep to Hospitality Empire

J.W. Marriott: From Herding Sheep to Hospitality Empire

Growing up on a hardscrabble sheep and sugar beet farm in Utah, John Willard “Bill” Marriott sought opportunities beyond his humble Mormon beginnings. In 1927, the twenty-six-year-old Marriott opened an A&W root beer stand in Washington, DC, working around the...

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Magnanimous Merchant: Julius Rosenwald

Magnanimous Merchant: Julius Rosenwald

In this American Originals series, we’ve recounted the life stories of men and women who created great inventions and enterprises. None of them had more energy and drive than the shy Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish menswear merchant from Springfield, Illinois. A high...

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Happening Now

The Economics of Human Flourishing

The Economics of Human Flourishing

This article was originally published in Profectus Magazine. The economics profession has become extremely specialized. Economists might think we’re making the father of economics, Adam Smith, proud by fostering a further “division of labor” as the field...

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What Gen Z Gets Wrong About Work

What Gen Z Gets Wrong About Work

This article was originally published in Business Insider. Gen Z wants to talk about mental health. And these days, they want to talk about it at the office. In a 2023 survey of nearly 3,000 people, Gen Z was almost twice as likely as other generations to say...

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Want to Make the World a Better Place? Have a Child

Want to Make the World a Better Place? Have a Child

This article was originally published in USA Today. The seeming indifference of many to below-replacement fertility rates sweeping across nations may stem from a disproportionate emphasis on practical matters that fail to stir the soul. During the pandemic, I came...

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