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Chinese Sci-Fi Writers Give Us A Glimpse Into China’s Dystopian Present And Future

In contemporary China, it’s hard to know what people outside the party dictatorship think about the future. As in the former Soviet Union, often the best guide may be not in the controlled media or cowed academia, but in the speculative wanderings of writers.
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California's Message: You Built That, Now Get Out!

The people who build our homes increasingly can no longer afford them. Even California's most skilled, unionized construction workers, notes an upcoming study, cannot afford to live anywhere close to the state’s major job centers.
Donald Trump in Greenville, SC during February 2016

The Imperial Presidency

President Trump’s attempted end-run to fund his “beautiful” wall has been widely, and properly, denounced as a naked power grab by both the left and even some on the right. Yet Trump’s ham-handed and likely dangerous action also sadly reinforces a long-standing trend that seems to be leading us, inexorably, toward an ever-more imperial presidency.

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Toward More Equitable Urban Growth ReportBeyond Gentrification: Towards Equitable Growth

This new report explores how unbalanced urban growth has exacerbated class divisions, particularly in the urban centers of our largest’s metropolitan areas.
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California Becoming More Feudal

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore how California’s leaders can improve things for the next generation in California Becoming More Feudal, With Ultra-Rich Lording Over Declining Middle Class, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy.
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Joel Kotkin interviewed by Reason about California’s high speed rail project.

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