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.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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