Amazon’s decision to abandon New York City—leaving a $3 billion goodie bag of incentives on the table—represents a break in the progressive alliance between an increasingly radicalized Left and the new technocratic elite.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Governor Gavin Newsom has canceled the bulk of the state’s long-proposed high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco, leaving only a tail of the once-grand project—a rail line connection between the Central Valley’s Merced and Bakersfield
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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