Cory Booker at an AFGE event, February 13, 2019

The Unwitting Committee to Re-elect the President

Given his consistently poor approval ratings, Democrats should have little trouble ousting President Trump next year. But instead, with a series of deeply unpopular proposals, they have morphed effectively into the Committee to Re-Elect the President.

Clippers Offer A Better Model For SoCal Than The Lakers

This year’s basketball season, with the surprising rise of the Clippers, poses a metaphor for the region. The Clipper model, reflecting a culture of hard work and teamwork, relies not only on celebrity but the raising of often obscure people into prominence.
Kamala Harris in Los Angeles at a Town Hall

Candidate of Big Tech

Few Democratic presidential candidates are better positioned than California’s Senator Kamala Harris; she's also the favored candidate of big tech.


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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Kotkin tackles homelessness in LA on KABC


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