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.

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Afghan Refugees

Afghan Refugees, the American Dream Awaits You

This article was originally published on realclearpolitics.com What should the Afghan refugees on our shores look for in America? Did they escape a failed state and come to the United States only to...

Failing Students for the Future

This article was originally published on insidehighered.com Many students, regardless of political ideology, aren’t learning about the state of human progress or developing the type of mind-set needed to...
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Biden’s occupational licensing executive order should inspire state lawmakers

This article was originally published on washingtonexaminer.com There are a lot of issues that divide friends and neighbors in the United States. Occupational licensing reform should not be...
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College Kids Don’t Understand Socialism—or Capitalism. Our Research Proves It

This article was originally published on newsweek.com America's standing as the world's largest economy, with a reputation as a hub of innovation and as a land of opportunity, owes...

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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