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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 starting to abate. Recently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an update to...
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 advisory board as its newest members. Cowen and Roberts are two of the most influential economists and public intellectuals in the world, both care...
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.
Every Billionaire Is Not a Policy Failure — Far From It
Income inequality dominates our political and policy debates. Perhaps the latest example of this phenomenon is the extent to which proposals regarding how much the rich should be taxed have become ubiquitous in our discourse.
More States Consider Protecting Parents Who Give Kids The Chance to Grow
South Carolina and Connecticut are among two of the latest states that might soon allow kids more opportunities to step out on their own for some time at the park or a walk to school. Following the example of Utah, Lawmakers in South Carolina and Connecticut are two of the latest states to consider changes in state law to protect parents’ ability to allow their children a bit more independence, without worrying that such allowances will be seen as criminally “neglectful” by local authorities.
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