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Urban Blues

Even as urban "blue" America seems to strengthen their political power, they are engaged in blue-icide, undermining their own urban base of disadvantaged citizens and their own credibility.
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How the Virus is Pushing America Toward a Better Future

With the pandemic shattering the myth of the global village, America now has the opportunity to rebuild a more resilient economy and society, one structured around the people here more than on global capital flows.

Virtual Town Hall: California Feudalism – Addressing California’s Inequality Crisis

Join a presentation on Kotkin and Toplanksky's research brief —California Feudalism: A Strategy to Restore California's Middle Class— discussing California's inequality crisis and how to restore our state’s dream.

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Joel Kotkin talks with John and Ken about how California's policies harm working and middle class people

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Beyond Feudalism

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky examine how California drifted toward feudalism, and how it can restore upward mobility for middle and working-class citizens.

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Toward More Equitable Urban Growth ReportBeyond Gentrification

This new report explores how unbalanced urban growth has exacerbated class divisions.

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