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The Battle Between the Two Americas

In recent history, the United States has arguably never been so divided — but not in the way you might think. Yes, the country has been split by the culture wars, but behind the scenes, another conflict has been brewing; shaped by the economics of class, it has created two Americas increasingly in conflict.

The Killing of Kern County

Located over the mountains from Los Angeles, Kern County has always been a different kind of place. Kern County relies on two natural resource industries that once powered California – agriculture and oil – to drive its economy.

The Next Entrepreneurial Revolution is underway after pandemic driven business disruption

The Next Entrepreneurial Revolution

The next entrepreneurial revolution is underway as Americans’ instinctive entrepreneurial spirit to drive growth and innovation overtakes pandemic driven disruption.

America’s Overdue to Unfriend Mark Zuckerberg

America is overdue to unfriend Mark Zuckerberg: his free speech views faded when they became a threat, rather than a boon, to his bottom line. He is exposed as a leading member of the new techno-aristocracy manipulating the world and shaping our society to fit their own world view.

Entrance of Facebook Corporate headquarters

How Work Will Change Permanently After the Pandemic

Last spring, the COVID-19 pandemic caused perhaps the worst job losses since the Great Depression. The decrease in the labor force participation rate — from 63.3% to 61.3% — has been steeper than that seen in the Great Recession and is among the largest 12-month declines in the post-World War II era

Winners and Losers: The Global Economy After COVID

by Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger — The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world economy in ways that will be debated by pundits and future historians for decades to come, but looks likely to produce clear economic winners and losers.

A new middle class rebellion is gaining steam

A Middle Class Rebellion Against Progressives is Gaining Steam

A new middle-class rebellion isn’t rejecting everything that progressives stand for; the need for improved access to health care is resonating but cultural conformity doesn’t pass muster with much of the political middle.

Joe Biden’s Imaginary America

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Biden’s policies seem designed for coastal enclaves that do not represent most of the country — an imaginary America, rather than the diverse reality.

Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer

Why Jews Are Confused

by Joel Kotkin and Edward Heyman — The return of anti-semitic rhetoric and violence from both the Left and the Right is why Jews are confused about which side of the political spectrum presents their greatest threat.

Emergence of Global Heartland

The Emergence of the Global Heartland

New Report from Heartland Forward — A global heartland is emerging as the U.S. Heartland’s share of foreign-born population has risen from 23.5 percent in 2010 to 31.1 percent.