Joel Kotkin on the Carl DeMaio Show

By: KOGO 600 AM
On: Carl DeMaio, September 10, 2018 – Joel Kotkin

Joel and Carl discuss how and why the state is continuing to hemorrhage people at a higher rate, with particular losses among the family-formation age demographic critical to California’s future.

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One in Five Californians Is Poor. Housing Prices Are to Blame.

This article first appeared on Ozy.

Why You Should Care: Because rising living costs are making California viable for only a privileged few.

In the Netflix television show Altered Carbon, the fears of rampant income inequality are fully realized. High society is taken literally, as the rich and wealthy live in a cloud city in the sky. The series is set hundreds of years in the future, and yet it tellingly takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, with leaders who muse about making themselves immortal and are obsessed with the propagation of their own compounding wealth.

The analogy is even more cutting when you consider that, when it comes to one measure, the Golden State is already living a prelude to such disparate lives:

One in five Californians is poor when housing, medical costs and taxes are taken into account.

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Joel Kotkin on the New McCarthyism: Tom Bevan Show

By: WLS890 AM
On: Tom Bevan Show, Aug 5, 2018 – Joel Kotkin

Is there a new “McCarthyism” growing in the United States and the journalistic threats to free expression in the country? With the Internet archiving just about everything someone says and posts, we are seeing a dramatic increase of past political commentary and opinion being dredged up in efforts to take down business leaders, politicians, and even respected Hollywood elite.

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Joel Kotkin Interview with KFI on Climate Change in California

By: Home Station KFI AM640
On: John and Ken

Joel Kotkin talks with John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou about climate change in California and how the state’s efforts to combat climate are working. Read more

Joel Kotkin Interview with Larry Elder

By: Home Station KRLA 870AM
On: Larry Elder Show

Joel Kotkin talks with Larry Elder about the California ballot initiative to split California into three different states.

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Joel Kotkin Talks About California’s Housing Crisis on Radio Real Estate

By: Radio Real Estate
On: Mark Schneidman

Joel Kotkin talks with Mark Schneidman about The Housing Crisis in California and how it affects the overall economic outlook for the state: Read more

Beyond H2Q-Amania: Why the Rise of the Rest Bodes Well for the Midwest

This article first appeared at Builder

Perhaps, no two four-letter words matter more to people whose livelihoods revolve around building homes for other people to live in and prosper.

Which two four-letter words come to mind? [It’s forgiveness Friday, so there are no wrong answers.]

Jobs is one. Dirt is the other. Read more

To Boost Springfield Economy, Attract These 3 Groups

This opinion piece first appeared at News-Leader.com

When an expert on economic trends visited our community recently, he had some good news for business leaders: Springfield has a chance to win big in the future.

That expert, Joel Kotkin, said trends show older millennials Read more

Joel Kotkin on McIntyre Show May 21, 2018

By: KABC AM790 Los Angeles and OC
On: Doug McIntyre Show

Joel Kotkin talks with McIntryre about the electoral impact of the suburban voter, especially in California.

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There’s a Baby Bust in CA, and it’s Hurting the Economy

By: 89.3 KPCC

On: Take Two, hosted by A. Martínez

Having a baby just isn’t a priority for a lot of Southern Californians right now, and baby, that’s a problem.

The state has hit a record low birth rate that’s even lower than during the Great Depression. Read more