NYC protests Amazon HQ tax giveaway

Twilight of the Oligarchs?

Amazon’s decision to abandon New York City—leaving a $3 billion goodie bag of incentives on the table—represents a break in the progressive alliance between an increasingly radicalized Left and the new technocratic elite.
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America's Role Model Should Be America

To seek a better future, America needs not to ape others, but rediscover better role models, including those provided by the original New Deal, hiding in plain sight.
High-speed rail construction in California

This Train Won't Leave the Station

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Governor Gavin Newsom has canceled the bulk of the state’s long-proposed high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco, leaving only a tail of the once-grand project—a rail line connection between the Central Valley’s Merced and Bakersfield


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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