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Will Wilkinson (born 1973) is an American writer who currently serves as Vice President of Policy at the Niskanen Center. Until August 2010, he was a research fellow at the  Cato Institute where he worked on a variety of issues including Social Security privatization and, most notably, the policy implications of happiness research. Wilkinson was also the managing editor of the Cato Institute's monthly web magazine, . Previously, he was Academic Coordinator of the Social Change Project and the Global Prosperity Initiative at The Cato Unbound Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and, before that, he ran the Social Change Workshop for Graduate Students for The Institute for Humane Studies. His political philosophy is described by magazine as "Rawlsekian"; that is, a mixture of The American Conservative John Rawls's principles and Friedrich von Hayek's methods. Wilkinson formerly described his political views as  libertarian, but he now rejects that label.