For generations, Australia has enjoyed among the highest living standards in the world. The “Australian dream”, embodied largely by owning a single-family home with a small backyard, included well over 70 per cent of households.
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California's natural disasters have sparked a new wave of pessimism about the state’s future, while obscuring the fact the greatest challenge facing the state comes not from burning forests or lack of precipitation but from a society divided between a small but influential wealthy class and an ever-expanding poverty population.
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. Read the related article here