Archbridge Institute Releases Optimistic New Research on Economic Mobility


There is a new think tank in town: the Archbridge Institute , led by Gonzalo Schwarz, formerly of the Atlas Network. Their work focuses on economic mobility around the world. They recently released a study by Scott Winship , the first in a three-part series examining the issue. His primary finding is that relative mobility in the U.S. isn’t very strong—children born into middle class families tend to stay middle class, and children born into poor families tend to stay poor. But what about absolute mobility? The executive summary states:

[R]oughly three in four adults—and the overwhelming majority of poor […]