In the now successful protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s gas hike, the French rebellion may well foreshadow a bitter, albeit largely avoidable, battle over how to address the issue of climate change.
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Thirty-five years ago Tracy Kidder electrified readers with his “Soul of a New Machine,” which detailed the development of a minicomputer. Today we may be seeing the emergence of another machine, a political variety that could turn the country toward a permanent one-party state.
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The rise of the "gig economy" has many Americans worrying about their jobs, and certainly those of their children. Gig workers lack many basic protections that full-time workers might have, for example, in enforcement of civil rights laws.
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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. Read the related article here
Orange County Focus
How can Orange County become a better place to live for all of its residents? Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore the challenges and solutions in Orange County Focus: Forging Our Common Future, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy. Read an excerpt from the report Click here to read/download the full report
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