Beneath the sex scandals, moronic tweets, ridiculous characters, and massive incompetence that dominate Washington in this mean period of our history lie more fundamental geopolitical realities. Increasingly it is economics—how people make money—rather than culture that drives the country into perpetual conflict.
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Even at this season that should be about spiritual re-awakening, it is hard to deny that we live in an increasingly post-religious civilization. Virtually everywhere in the high-income world, faith, particularly tied close to institutionalized religion, has been dropping for a decade.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — We often conflate high salaries with prosperity, but that can be deceptive. At the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, we developed a Standard of Living Index to get a better sense of where a paycheck stretches furthest in 2017.
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Someone may be putting something in the Los Angeles water supply. Recently, two unlikely L.A.-based presidential contenders — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Disney Chief Robert Iger — have been floated in the media, including in the New York Times.
by Joel Kotkin and Alan Berger — The past decade has seen a gusher of books arguing for and detailing the supposed ascendancy of dense urban cores, but as we show in Infinite Suburbia, the new book we co-edited, the vast majority of American economic and demographic growth continues to take place there.
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by Joel Kotkin and Alan Berger — Just a decade ago, in the midst of the financial crisis, suburbia’s future seemed perilous, with experts claiming that many suburban tracks were about to become “the next slums.”
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As President Trump visits China, the contrast between the president — at war with the national media, the corporate establishment, almost all of academia and even his own party — and the sure-handed Xi Jinping seems almost unbearable.
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