Protests in Texas against stringent abortion legislation

GOP Stupidity is Squandering the Opportunity Created by Woke Authoritarians

Republicans could capture the confidence of moderates and even liberals deeply alienated by woke authoritarian culture, but instead have chosen to pander to their extremists.

Gavin Newsom Won His Recall. What’s Next for California?

The sinking of the state’s once-buoyant middle class undermines the base for a two-party politics in California. The kinds of taxpayers who called the state home during the 1980s and 1990s are leaving, and few families are moving in. Many of the leading companies that employed middle-class workers—McKesson, Hewlett Packard, the oil and aerospace industries—are fleeing at a quickening pace.

Feudal Future Podcast — The Reshoring Revolution

Feudal Future Podcast – The Reshoring Revolution

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by JR Turner, Michelle Comerford, and Harry Moser to discuss the practice of reshoring, or bringing manufacturing back to the United States.

Family fading, and dogs are surrogates for children

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.

Feudal Future Podcast: The Crisis on Labor

Feudal Future Podcast – Inside the Republic of China

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Leading Historian Ross Terrill, to discuss the history and likely future of the Republic of China.

Eugène Delacroix painting, The Fanatics of Tangier

It’s Not Just the Taliban: We in the West are Embracing Medievalism, Too

It’s not just the Taliban; we in the West are also embracing an increasingly medieval dogmatism that similarly scorns reason and debate.

Progressives Have Ruined California

Californians’ surprisingly strong support for the recall election reflects a rejection of progressive policies that ruined the state for ordinary citizens.

Developing world struggles to transition from farming to manufacturing

Powering Down the Developing World

by Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger — Developing countries have gotten to the economic table just when climate change policies driven by western nations are placing new roadblocks to manufacturing-led growth.