Commentary

Inequality matters — but not in the way you think

To put it lightly, the issue of which income group pays more taxes is not easy to discern.

Reflections on Studying Human Flourishing and Progress: Shared Challenges and Shared Potential

The quest to live better and more meaningful lives and to provide a better life for future generations, especially our own children, is as strong a commonality as there exists in the world.

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.

The Archbridge Institute Adds New Scholars to Board of Academic Advisers

The Archbridge Institute is delighted to announce that economists Tyler Cowen and Russ Roberts are joining the academic...

The Coddling of American Agency

Whether perceived or real, Americans increasingly reflect a diminished sense of individual agency. And as Americans lose their sense of agency, the dynamic spirit that fueled an unprecedented level of economic prosperity risks being lost.

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.