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Mayoral Mismatch

Mayors have had little success in becoming president, with only one big-city chief executive, Grover Cleveland of Buffalo, later governor of New York, actually making it to the White House. Yet this year’s running of the donkeys includes several mayors and they may yet be joined by New York’s Bill de Blasio.

After Amazon: What Happened in New York Isn't Just About New York

The fiasco surrounding Amazon’s recent escape from New York reflects a broader, potentially devastating trend. By driving Amazon out of the Big Apple, New York’s increasingly militant progressives have created a political paradigm that could resonate in cities across the country.

Densification Efforts Like SB50 Are The Wrong Fix to California's Housing Problem

For decades California’s regulatory and tax policies have undermined our middle class. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in SB50, a densifications drive that seeks to destroy the single-family neighborhoods preferred by the state’s middle-income households.

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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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