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Ben Wilterdink

Director of Programs Ben Wilterdink has written numerous articles, op-eds, and analyses for the Archbridge Institute in several different outlets, on topics ranging from occupational licensing to youth employment.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Proposition 22

With the 2020 election now (mostly) in the rearview mirror, one outcome stands out as uniquely bittersweet. This cycle, California voters approved the...

Reviewing An American Pickle

Between the pandemic and moving toward a contentious election, it’s easy to overlook the positive changes that are happening, especially if improvements are happening gradually. For instance, it’s way...

Intended to help workers, Assembly Bill 5 restricts choice

Across the country, it is taken for granted that just a few taps on a smartphone can get you just about anywhere you want to go. Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized urban transportation and it’s easy to forget that this convenience didn’t exist even just 10 years ago.

COVID-19 Is Disrupting the Future of Higher Education

This article was originally published on Fee.org Over the last decade, higher education in America has faced an intense amount of scrutiny. Rising costs and increasing levels of student loan...

Liberate the Other Half: Empowering the “Back Row” of America

The recent protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd have renewed efforts to understand and improve the conditions faced by residents of our nation’s poorer communities, particularly when it comes to interactions with law enforcement.

Prioritize licensing reform for health and economic recovery

For months, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life and inflicted enormous human and economic costs. However, amid this unprecedented challenge, there have been a few bright spots worth highlighting, from neighbors volunteering to help one another to local organizations stepping up to meet the needs of their community.
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