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The Roots of California’s Tattered Economy Were Planted Long Before the Coronavirus Arrived

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — California is in far worse shape economically than the great majority of other states also struggling through the pandemic. COVID-19 may be the primary cause of our current distress, but the evolving structure of our economy has exacerbated this calamity.
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Making the Middle Class Wealthier: A Conversation with Joel Kotkin

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Joel Kotkin about building middle-class wealth and housing opportunities.
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Trump Finally Slaps Google with an Anti-Trust Suit, and Protects Democracy

Sometimes Donald Trump does the right thing, even if it may be for the wrong reasons. His Justice Department’s late-term assault on Google for its monopolistic tyranny over search and digital advertising is precisely what is needed.


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Beyond Feudalism

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky examine how California drifted toward feudalism, and how it can restore upward mobility for middle and working-class citizens.

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Toward More Equitable Urban Growth ReportBeyond Gentrification

This new report explores how unbalanced urban growth has exacerbated class divisions.

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