The Globalization Debate is Just Beginning

The decisive victory of Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen is being widely hailed as a victory of good over evil, and an affirmation of open migration flows and globalization. Certainly, the defeat of the odious National Front should be considered good news, but the global conflict over trade and immigration has barely begun.

The News Media are Losing Their Search for Truth

To someone who has spent most of his career in the news business, it’s distressing to confront the current state of the media. Rather than a source of information and varied opinion, the media increasingly act not so such as disseminators of information but as …

Downtown LA - photo by Wendell Cox

Are Millennials Getting Priced Out of California?

by Drew Bollea — Millennials want what their parents have, but attaining that future is becoming more and more challenging in California, according to Joel Kotkin…

Photo credit: Golden Gate Bridge, by Christian Mehlführer

California Squashes Its Young

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox —

In this era of anti-Trump resistance, many progressives see California as a model of enlightenment. The Golden State’s post-2010 recovery has won plaudits in the progressive press but…

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California’s War on the Emerging Generation

It should be the obligation of older citizens to try to improve the prospects for their successors. But, here in California, we seem to have adopted an agenda designed to make things tougher…

Photo credit: Rafał Konieczny, Sacramento Capitol building

The Arrogance of Blue America

In the wake of the Trumpocalypse, many in the deepest blue cores have turned on those parts of America that supported the president’s election, developing oikophobia—an irrational fear of their fellow citizens.

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One tax change that should be made — and certainly won’t be

by George F. Will —

Attempting comprehensive tax reform is like trying to tug many bones from the clamped jaws of many mastiffs. Every provision of the code — now approaching 4 million words — was put there to placate a clamorous faction, or to create a grateful group…

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The Politics of Migration: From Blue to Red

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox —

Democratic “blue” state attitudes may dominate the national media, but they can’t yet tell people where to live, which is increasingly in “red” states.

Gov. Jerry Brown, photo credit Neon Tommy via Flickr

California’s Tribal Politics

Rather than a functioning democracy, California has become a one-party state dominated by a series of tribes whose special priorities are sacrosanct, however much they might hurt the rest of us…

Leaving California? After Slowing, the Trend Intensifies

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Given its iconic hold on the American imagination, the idea that more Americans are leaving California than coming breaches our own sense of uniqueness and promise.