Land ownership has long been associated with middle class ascendancy.

Yeomanry’s Global Decline

For much of the last part of the 20th Century, the world’s middle class was ascendant, expanding and, in most countries, firmly in control of national politics and culture. Yet in more recent decades, this process has been slowly reversed, in the United States as well as in Europe and, increasingly, East Asia.
American Infantada

America’s First Infantada

America slips into its first infantada as the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have accentuated a trend for the state to adopt trends, like bans on outside activities, that may have dubious medical value.
Knoxville, TN and other smaller cities are experiencing an influx of young people and minorities as the COVID exodus accelarates recent trends.

Could COVID Exodus Speed the Heartland Revival?

The rise of remote work — one result of the COVID pandemic, has accelerated the exodus of immigrants, minorities and young people from urban areas to smaller cities.


What happened to social democracy? Joel Kotkin talks with Amanda Vanstone.


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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