California’s future as a place of aspiration is fading for all but the wealthiest residents — with homeownership not affordable for young people and new immigrants.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just the Taliban; we in the West are also embracing an increasingly medieval dogmatism that similarly scorns reason and debate.
Californians’ surprisingly strong support for the recall election reflects a rejection of progressive policies that ruined the state for ordinary citizens.