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Own Nothing and Love It

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Today, the class of small property owners is being undermined by tech and financial interests, and increasingly intrusive bureaucracies.

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The Socialism America Needs

Clobbered by the pandemic, the capitalist dream is fading for too many: the socialism America needs is one that lifts its working-class people economically instead of one that promotes a social agenda.

Earlier era of U.S. industry in Hannibal Missouri

The Reshoring Imperative

by Joel Kotkin and Michael Lind — The COVID-19 pandemic brought tragedy and disruption to America. But it has also provided another stark warning concern­ing the country’s disastrous over reliance on overseas production. However, reshoring America’s industrial base will require comprehensive national industrial policy.

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We Need More Families

Families, and the lack of them, are emerging as one of the great political dividing lines in America, and much of the high-income world. The familial ideal was once embraced […]

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America is Built on a Great Culture. Progressives Want to Abandon It

Great nations rest on a great common culture. Progressives would do well to relearn that a common culture that binds us is not only good and necessary, but popular.

California progressives are dreamin' while their policies destroyurban life

California Dreamin’

California progressives are dreamin’ while their policies are resulting in ever increasing inequality, homelessness, and urban crime. Joel Kotkin covers Michael Shellenberger’s timely new book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities.

Glenn Youngkin campaigns in Virginia

Did Critical Race Theory Lose Virginia?

Did critical race theory lose Virginia? Youngkin’s win may in part reflect that even moderately liberal parents do not want racialism brought into schools.

UN Climate Change Conference 2021

Elites are Using Climate Hysteria to Immiserate the Working Class

Climate change summits like this week’s in Glasgow need to pursue emissions reductions without doomsaying, and avoid policies that lead to catastrophic economic and social consequences.

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Slow Boat from China

by Joel Kotkin — Slow boat from China: a broken supply chain is hardly a rich man’s problem—global bankers are having their best year ever—but mostly impacts ordinary folks suffering from rising prices for everything.