California increasingly feudal state

Peak Progressive?

In the minds of most progressives, as well as some horrified conservatives, California is the harbinger of America’s future. Its former broad-based economy is now mostly driven by "high tech" - and tech is leaving.
End of Innovation is exposing California

The End of Innovation: Exposing California

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky talk with Tracy Hernandez about the end of innovation exposing California's need to focus on job creation, electing public officials with job creating focus and ability.
Oracle Campus in Redwood City

Flight of the Icons: California Anti-Business Policies Driving Out Innovation Industries

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — It’s hard to say the word “innovation” and not think of California. But today, the state's anti-business policies are driving out innovation industries.


Joel Kotkin discusses the Green End Game with Dan Proft


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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