San Francisco and the tech industry symbolize the rise of corporate-state tyranny

The Rise of Corporate–State Tyranny

In explaining his shift away from Maoist economics, Deng Xiao Ping, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, described his market-oriented changes as “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” Today, American businesses, as well as the media and academic establishments that serve them, increasingly embrace what can best be described as “Chinese capitalism with American characteristics.”

Then Vice-President Joe Biden speaks at a meeting of the European Parliament

How America Turned Into the EU

Now that “progressives” have returned to the White House, aping the EU has become policy. President Joe Biden has already sought to federalize many functions that historically have been under local control.

Homelessness increases as Los Angeles descends into neo-feualism

How Los Angeles Descended Into Neo-Feudalism and How to Fix It

Los Angeles is descending into neo-feudalism, a fact that stems from a lack of leadership, policy stumbles and growing competition.

Times Square, crowded with people

The Geography of COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the geography of our planet, helping some areas and hurting others. In the West, the clear winners have been the sprawling suburbs and exurbs, while dense cores have been dealt a powerful blow.

Charlotte, NC has benefitted as America enters a post-pandemic geography shift

America’s Post-Pandemic Geography

by Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida — Today’s Covid-precipitated crises may well prove to transform America’s post-pandemic geography as dramatically as the great migration to the suburbs after World War II.

Feudal Future Podcast: America Under Biden's New Tax Plan

Feudal Future Podcast — Biden’s Tax Plan

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Hank Adler, Associate Professor of Accounting for Chapman University, and Steven Malanga, City Journal’s senior editor, to discuss Biden’s new tax plan.

Land ownership has long been associated with middle class ascendancy.

Yeomanry’s Global Decline

For much of the last part of the 20th Century, the world’s middle class was ascendant, expanding and, in most countries, firmly in control of national politics and culture. Yet in more recent decades, this process has been slowly reversed, in the United States as well as in Europe and, increasingly, East Asia.

American Infantada

America’s First Infantada

America slips into its first infantada as the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have accentuated a trend for the state to adopt trends, like bans on outside activities, that may have dubious medical value.

Knoxville, TN and other smaller cities are experiencing an influx of young people and minorities as the COVID exodus accelarates recent trends.

Could COVID Exodus Speed the Heartland Revival?

The rise of remote work — one result of the COVID pandemic, has accelerated the exodus of immigrants, minorities and young people from urban areas to smaller cities.

Education Exposed: Learning in a Post-COVID World

Feudal Future Podcast — Education Exposed: Learning in a Post-COVID World

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller to discuss today’s education system and how it is challenged to respond to cultural shifts and access to information.