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As United States Divide, The Green New Deal Could be Democrats Undoing in 2020

More than by cultural memes touching on race, gender, and even taste, the United States are divided by where we live and how we make our living.
Protest march to Trump Tower

What is Social Justice?

Perhaps no issue more motivates progressive activists than social justice. Good intentions may motivate the social justice warriors, but good intentions do not necessarily produce good results. Indeed, often the policies favored by progressive idealists hinder the economic and social progress of the very people they seek to rescue.
California's progessive politics getting pushback from the middle class

California's Progressive Betrayal

The recent California Democratic Party convention exposed the divide between the state’s progressive and working-class voters. Progressives support left-wing policies that often don’t affect them; it’s the working class that suffers from these proposals. But the Green New Deal pushed too far, triggering a backlash at the convention.


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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AirTalk - Kotkin on Solving LA's Housing Crisis


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