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The Fading Family

For millennia the family has stood as the central institution of society—often changing, but always essential. But across the world, from China to North America, and particularly in Europe, family ties are weakening

Big D is a Big Deal

by Joel Kotkin and Cullum Clark — Located on the Southern Plains, the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area —"Big D", is rapidly emerging as the de facto capital of the American Heartland.
Homelessness increases as Los Angeles descends into neo-feualism

Jim Crow Returns to California

California’s leaders might see themselves as a vanguard of progressive values. But their climate policies have created a racially segregated state more akin to the Jim Crow era.

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Kotkin talks about the Great Migration that's now taking place

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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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