How technology affects the global sex recession

Technological Progress and the Global Sex Recession

We may live amidst what seems a libidinous culture, but oddly also an increasingly sexless time. Of course, the drop in early teen sex – and even more so, teen pregnancies – represents positive developments, but…

Party of the People? Or the Oligarchs?

The Trump uprising, with a renegade capitalist serving as the tribune of the forgotten working class, appears headed toward an inevitable denouement. Trump’s intemperance, jingoism and lack of political skills have undermined the GOP’s ability to reach beyond its base in the South, the exurbs and parts of middle America.

Affordable housing in Jubilee Park

Looking Forward: A New Agenda

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — In their essay, “Looking Forward: A New Agenda,” Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox lay out five key principles for inclusive urban growth.

Downtown Los Angeles at Night

Gentrification is Failing in Los Angeles

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — Gentrification is failing in Los Angeles as the city suffers the highest levels of crowding, the greatest levels of poverty, the least affordable housing, the lowest homeownership rates and the second-largest concentration of homeless in the nation.

Signage at the Golden Globes

Today’s Cultural Engineers

Today, we don’t face state-controlled cultural engineers, but the trends in American and to some extent European mass culture are beginning to look almost Stalinesque in their uniformity.

The Bifurcated City

After drifting toward decrepitude since the 1970s, the urban core of many cities have experienced real, often bracing, turnarounds. Yet concern is growing that the revitalization of parts of these cities has unevenly benefited some residents at the expense of others.

Dallas Downtown

The Tech Economy’s Untold Story

Tech economy job growth trends are not nearly as favorable to the “superstars” as some urbanists imagine. If one looks at data, not press releases, a more nuanced picture emerges, with much of the fastest growth—including in tech—shifting dramatically not to the elite, dense urban centers but to more sprawling regions and the suburban periphery.

US map showing changing labor market growth

The Labor Market is Changing: Is Your Company Ready?

by Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill — Ever since the economy began to bounce back, with unemployment at an all-time low, the familiar refrain from pundits has been that higher wage growth would head to the tech-oriented elite cities along the coasts. Yet, today, the real story is the aggressive growth taking place on a changing stage, both in terms of geography and changing labor demands.

Turnbull selfie with Xi, Trump, Quang

The Middle Kingdom and the U.S. Economy

In the poker match between President Donald Trump and China’s new all-but-emperor, Xi Jinping, it’s widely assumed that Xi holds the best hand. Yet President Xi’s hand may not be as awesome as it appears, while the United States, even under this very flawed president, may hold some fine cards.

Suburbs Flip Democratic

The Democrats Finally Won the Suburbs. Now Will They Destroy Them?

The Democratic Party’s triumphal romp through suburbia was the big story of the midterms. In affluent suburban districts once controlled by the GOP—long-held GOP seats flipped and are unlikely to flip back unless Democrats alienate their new constituents by seeking to destroy suburban life.