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Heartland Manufacturing Renaissance

Out in the rolling country just east of Columbus, Ohio, a new—and potentially brighter—American future is emerging. New factories are springing up, and, amid a severe labor shortage, companies are recruiting in the inner city and among communities of new immigrants and high schoolers to keep their plants running.
Working class and managerial class divisions likely to be accentuated by a recession.OldYorkGuy, used under CC 3.0 License

Class is Back

The growing likelihood of recession, at best sharply lower growth, seems likely to further accentuate class and political divisions already rubbed raw by the pandemic and a global supply crisis.
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Engineered California

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — Nothing so illustrates the mindset of green politics, particularly in California, as the word “natural,” which is taken to mean unspoiled, pure, and better than the workings of man. Yet few places are as fundamentally artificial, if measured by its dependency on human intervention, as California.

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