Ever since the Second World War, the United States was able to both lead and effectively subsidize the rest of the world. Trump’s “America First” approach is crudely stated and has bad antecedents, but, frankly, where was the other strategy getting us?
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by Joel Kotkin and Dr. Michael Shires — Professional and business services have long been identified with downtown New York, Chicago and San Francisco, where lawyers, accountants and architects are thick on the ground. However, in recent years there’s been a clear shift in the geography of this vital sector…
by Joel Kotkin and Dr. Michael Shires — ‘80s futurist John Naisbitt once called manufacturing a “a declining sport,” and the share of Americans working in factories has fallen from 30% to roughly 8.5%. Yet, manufacturing’s contributions to the economy are far out of proportion to its shrinking share of employment.
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by Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires – We are often told that America’s future lies in our big cities. That may no longer be entirely true. Some of the strongest job creation and population growth is now occurring in smaller cities of 1 million people or less.
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The recently announced departure of New York City-based Alliance Bernstein for Nashville, taking more than 1,000 jobs with it, suggests a potential loosening of New York’s iron grip on the financial-services industry. Other forces are at work, too, notably demographic shifts to Sunbelt states and the growing influence of technology companies on finance.
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by Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires — Among America’s largest metropolitan areas, the economic leaders come in two flavors: Southern-fried and West Coast organic. The first group flourishes across a broad range of industries, fed by strong domestic in-migration and a friendly business climate.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox – With unemployment down and wages rising, there’s growing concern that a lengthy and potentially crippling talent shortage will sweep the U.S. Addressing this could become a critical issue for businesses competing with Asian and European firms facing similar and, in many ways, more severe shortages.
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It’s been a half century since Ronald Reagan shocked California, and the nation, by beating the late Pat Brown for governor by a million votes. Yet although the Republican Party is a shadow of its mid-20th century form…
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In California, where Governor Jerry Brown celebrates “the coercive power of the state” and advocates “brainwashing” for the un-anointed, victories against Leviathan are rare. Yet last week brought just such a triumph…
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The Midwest is booming, but not where you might think. Kansas City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Grand Rapids, and Des Moines are the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest—lapping bigger hubs like Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and even Chicago that are still suffering from stagnant economies and slow or even negative population growth.
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