Our society is rapidly trending toward neo-feudalism — back to a feudal state, a process now being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of small businesses are near extinction, millions more losing their jobs and many others stuck into the status of a property-less serfs. The big winners have been the “expert” class of the clerisy and, most of all, the tech oligarchs, who benefit as people rely more on algorithms than human relationships.
Edited by Alan M. Berger and Joel Kotkin, Infinite Suburbia is the culmination of the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism’s yearlong study of the future of suburban development.
Around the globe, most new urban development has adhered to similar tenets: tall structures, small units, and high density. The Human City questions these nearly ubiquitous practices, suggesting that they do not consider the needs and desires of the vast majority of people.
In a way not seen since the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, America is becoming a nation of increasingly sharply divided classes. Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict breaks down these new divisions for the first time.
In stark contrast to the rest of the world’s advanced nations, the United States is growing at a record rate and, according to census projections, will be home to four hundred million Americans by 2050.
Cities are the fulcrum of civilization. In this short, authoritative yet winningly informal account, urbanist Joel Kotkin examines the evolution of cities and urban life over thousands of years.
From one of America’s most credible and visionary forecasters, the first look at how the digital revolution is changing where and how we live and work in the bricks-and-mortar world.
In this original and explosive work, Joel Kotkin reveals the shared traits that have helped certain dispersed ethnic groups to triumph in the international arenas of business, technology and communications.