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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.

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.

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.