Church pews in Old Brick Church, Mooresville AL - by Marjorie Kaufman

Why Social Justice is Killing Synagogues and Churches

If you go into a Reform or Conservative temple, it’s likely that you will notice two things: The congregation is becoming smaller and older. Across the United States and Europe, synagogues are aging at a rapid rate, a phenomenon increasingly common for mainstream religions across the high-income world.
Millennials are moving to Houston for jobs

Where Millennials Really Go For Jobs

Contrary to media hype, tech firms and young workers aren't flocking to "superstar" cities. In fact, as a new Brookings study shows, millennials are not moving en masse to metros with dense big cities, but away from them.
Jeff Bezos at Amazon Spheres Grand Opening in Seattle 2018Seattle City Council, used under CC 2.0 License

America’s Oligarchs Face Left-Wing, Right-Wing Backlash

As Amazon’s expulsion from New York suggests, the tech oligarchs are gradually morphing from great saviors to widely perceived threats to the republic. Rather than gutsy entrepreneurs, they are seen increasingly as greedy oligopolists whose goal is to place society firmly under their digital control.


Toward More Equitable Urban Growth ReportBeyond Gentrification: Towards Equitable Growth

This new report explores how unbalanced urban growth has exacerbated class divisions, particularly in the urban centers of our largest’s metropolitan areas.
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California Becoming More Feudal

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore how California’s leaders can improve things for the next generation in California Becoming More Feudal, With Ultra-Rich Lording Over Declining Middle Class, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy.
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Joel Kotkin interviewed by Reason about California’s high speed rail project.


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