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Ben Wilterdink

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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 PRO Act Undermines the American Dream

This article was originally published on Real Clear Markets. More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted daily life, local economies are reopening and vaccine distribution is exceeding...

A $15 minimum wage means fewer skills for younger workers

As part of ongoing efforts to pass another COVID-19 relief package, congressional Democrats are still including a proposal to more than double the current federal minimum wage, increasing it to $15 per hour by 2025.

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...
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