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The Glory—and Risk—of Cities

The glory of cities is to serve as places of interaction between people and economies. Yet throughout history—from Roman times to the present—this advantage has also entailed exposure to deadly contagions.

Hygienic Fascism: Turning the World Into a ‘Safe Space’ — But at What Cost?

Even as we try to battle the COVID-19 pestilence, we may be contracting a more dangerous virus — hygienic fascism. This involves a process when our political leaders defer to a handful of “experts,” who impose highly draconian regulations based on certain assumptions about public health, without popular recourse.
The differing impacts of COVID-19 across America

One Nation, Under Lockdown, Divided by Pandemic

The last thing this divided Republic needs is more polarization, but America is now further divided by pandemic, in large part by the different experiences of various localities and in how economies function from region to region.

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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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California Feudalism: Squeeze on the Middle Class

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore how California’s leaders can improve things for the next generation in this research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy.

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