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California Fleeing

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — California may be a great state in many ways, but Californians are fleeing and their continued outmigration from the state signals worrisome demographic decline.
Saco, Montana - small town and inland from coastal cities

Upward and Outward: America on the Move

America's recovery post-pandemic largely depends on our willingness to change conditions, on our own, when we no longer like them.
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The New Labor Crisis is the Biggest Opportunity in a Generation

The COVID-19 pandemic has left pain and tragedy in its wake. But it has also created a unique opportunity to address the country's persistent class divides, thanks to a persistent lack of labor resulting from the pandemic. In a world economy that has seen labor's share of income drop for generations, this labor shortage could provide some restored leverage for both white and blue collar workers.

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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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