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To Reunite America, Liberate Cities to Govern Themselves

By Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida — Even setting aside the dysfunction of our national government, the fact is that no top-down, one-size-fits-all set of policies can address the very different conditions that prevail among communities.

The Other California: a Flyover State Within a State

California may never secede, or divide into different states, but it has effectively split into entities that could not be more different.
Jerry Brown, Photo credit "Neon Tommy"

California: The Republic of Climate

California could accelerate its ongoing emergence as what could be called “the Republic of Climate" as political leaders pursue policies that keep energy and housing prices high...

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OC ModelOC Model: A Vision for Orange County’s Future

Blessed by a great climate and a highly skilled workforce, Orange County should be at the forefront of creating high wage jobs. The fact that it is not should be a worrying sign to the area’s business, academic, political and media leaders. Despite some signs of recovery in OC, long-term trends, such as a dependence on asset inflation and low wage employment, seem fundamentally incompatible with sustainable and enduring growth in the County.

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