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Look to Orange County for How to Turn California Purple

For decades, Orange County was a reliable incubator of conservative politics but more recently has been seen as "tilting blue". Yet this November's election results tell a more nuanced story.
America, the Land of Opportunity

America Isn’t Falling Apart. It’s Still the Land of Opportunity

Over 10 percent of the American electorate was born elsewhere, the highest share in a half-century. All of Donald Trump’s huffing and puffing could not stop this demographic evolution.
Ownership and Opportunity: New Report from Urban Reform Institute

Ownership and Opportunity: A New Report from Urban Reform Institute

Ownership and Opportunity, a new report from Urban Reform Institute, explores the connection between homeownership and opportunity for upward mobility.

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Joel Kotkin discusses the Green End Game with Dan Proft

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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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