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The End of the 'Libertarian Moment'

Departing Speaker Paul Ryan may have been personally a cut above his critics on the right and left, but he ended up the victim of his own ideology. Now intellectual right-wingers fear that the much anticipated “libertarian moment” has come and gone.

Suburbs Could End Up On The Cutting Edge of Urban Change

Americans continue to do what they have done for at least a half century – spread out, innovate and, in the process, re-create the urban form. Overwhelmingly, suburbs are where most growth is happening. Since 2010 suburbs and exurbs have produced roughly 80 percent of all new jobs.
Suburbia booms as out-migration from megacities accelerates.

What the Census Numbers Tell Us

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Population growth in New York, L.A., and other big coastal centers lags that of more affordable midsize metros, where Americans are moving. The most recent Census population estimates revealed something that the mainstream media would prefer to ignore—out-migration from big cities, including New York.

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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.
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Localism In America

Edited by Joel Kotkin and Ryan Streeter, a new report on “Localism in America” is a collection of essays from AEI and the Center for Opportunity for Urbanism.

The report highlights ideas and proposals from writers of diverse ideological backgrounds about the promise and limits of taking on big challenges at the local level.

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