Will the Nuclear Family Die Out?

By: Carly Stern
Appearing in: Ozy | The Daily Dose

The nuclear family — where a father, mother and child live in one household — was crowned the mainstream gold standard since the post World War II boom. American sitcoms like I Love Lucy and Leave It to Beaver showed the viewing public what an idealized American family should look like. Fast forward to the 2000s, and the sitcom Modern Family is probably closer to a millennial’s reality.

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How the world has started to realize Africa’s potential

By: C. Gopinath
Appearing in: Business Line

After being ignored for many decades as a lost continent, perhaps what woke up Africa is digital connectivity with the rest of the world.

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Kotkin Talks with NPR on Leaving California

On: Nightly Business Report with Jane Wells

People are leaving the state of California in droves and it could leave a lasting mark on the world’s 5th largest economy. Joel Kotkin addresses this topic on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report. Read more

Why Companies Are Leaving California For Other States

On: The Exchange
This video piece first appeared on CNBC

Why are companies leaving California for other states?

Charles Schwab is moving its headquarters from California to Texas. Joel Kotkin, Chapman University, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss why more and more companies are leaving California for other states. Read more

Checking in On the Gulf of Mexico, America’s Third Coast

By: D. Dowd Muska
This article first appeared in Newsday

Despise the culture and public policies of the nation’s coasts? You’re overlooking something: the Gulf of Mexico.

In 2012, Joel Kotkin observed that the U.S. “economy, long dominated by the East and West coasts, is undergoing a dramatic geographic shift” toward “the urbanized, broadly coastal region spanning the Gulf from Brownsville, Texas, to greater Tampa.” Crowning it an “emerging … center of industry, innovation and economic growth,” the scholar speculated that “the Third Coast could become one of the major forces in 21st-century America.” Read more

Dark Days Lie Ahead in the Dystopia of California

by Gerard Baker

This article first appeared in The Times UK

With blackouts, crippling taxation and unaffordable housing, the Golden State is a feudal society of super-rich and serfs.

Fifty years ago, in her song California, Joni Mitchell captured the universal appeal of the eponymous state, a land of endless sunshine and golden opportunity. Contrasting her adopted home with the sheer greyness of life elsewhere, she wrote: “My heart cried out for you, California/ Oh California, I’m coming home”.

Coming home to California is not what people are crying out for these days. Read more

Great Australian Dream is Fading Says Planner Joel Kotkin

by Georgia Shaw, The Daily Telegraph

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph

A leading urban planner has accused planners of destroying the great Australian dream and urged the government to drive a renewed focus on middle Australia by targeting development on the outskirts of Sydney.

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Kotkin on KNX 1070 News Radio – Who Wants to Live in California?

With: KNX InDepth
On: KNX 10.70 News Radio

Who wants to live in California anymore? Joel Kotkin talks about the challenges that California faces in attracting people and helping them stay. Read a related piece by Joel, on losses among the family-formation age demographic critical to California’s future.

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San Francisco is Losing Residents Because It’s Too Expensive for Nearly Everyone

By: Marco della Cava
Appearing in: USA Today

For the better part of two decades, the Bay Area has been a magnet for newcomers lured by a modern-day technology Gold Rush. But increasingly only those who have struck it rich can afford to stay. Read more

Kotkin Talks About Elites Against Western Civilization with Larry Elder

With: Larry Elder
On: The Larry Elder Show

Joel Kotkin talks about his recent article, Elites Against Western Civilization with Larry Elder, and how advocacy journalism that focuses on a single point of view — instead of informative journalism — hinders solving our problems. Read the related piece by Joel, that is referenced during this interview.

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