The recent upsurge in support for populist conservatives, not only across Europe, but in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and even India has inspired talk of “a nationalist revival” and “the cosmic magnetism” of Donald Trump and Brexit.
If ever any group had it coming, it’s the giants of the tech industry. The recent decision by the Trump administration to look into monopolistic practices by the tech oligarchs—talk about collusion!—represents a welcome change.
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“Saving the planet” should be an unbeatable political slogan. Yet consistently the imagined “green wave” mindlessly embraced by most of the media continues to fall short, as evidenced by recent elections in Canada and Australia, as well as across much of Europe.
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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