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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.

Highlights from the Joint Economic Committee Hearing on Improving Family Stability for the Wellbeing...

Last week, the Joint Economic Committee held a hearing in which experts discussed the state of the American Family, what has been going well, where improvements could be made, and generally how families factors into the well-being of children.

To Take on Bernie Sanders, Tell the Truth About the Economy

This article was originally published on Morning Consult. After a surprisingly contentious Democratic debate last week, it’s clear that few of the so-called “moderate”...

Is this the beginning of the end of America’s housing crisis?

This article was originally published on The Hill As the new decade kicks off, there are finally some signs that America’s housing crisis might be...

How Rent Control Threatens the American Dream

There is a very real shortage of affordable housing across America’s most dynamic areas, but rent control is an ineffective solution to this problem.

Playing Fast and Loose With the Economic Facts

Over the past few years, concerns about fake news have taken center stage in news outlets across the country. But as technology allows audiences to further segment and ideological echo chambers have become the norm, less attention has been devoted to the increasingly prolific genre of merely misleading news.

Let Kids be Kids Again: Their Future Depends on It

The kids are most certainly not alright. And as many of America’s employers are now finding out, this means that many junior employees are not doing so well either. New research details how rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders are drastically rising among America’s youth. Identifying the causes of these troubling trends and acting quickly to reverse them should be a national priority, and fortunately, there are ways to work toward that goal.