California now has blue state competition for tech jobs

California’s Keenest Competitors for Tech Jobs are Blue Western States

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — Califonia’s prime competition for tech jobs now comes not only from low-tax, low cost states like Texas but also from bluish states such as Colorado and Washington.

Western Greed Fuels China's Domination

Western Greed Fuels China’s Domination

There is a hypocrisy at the heart of the West’s attitude to China: although we’re constantly warned about the threat from Beijing, our political and corporate elites seem intent on making this century a Chinese one.

A New Dark Ages approaches as literacy declines

The New Dark Ages

A new dark ages approaches as literacy declines, rather than building a vital world with unprecedented availability of technology and information.

Manchin and Sinema are key Democrats

Manchin and Sinema Hold the Key for Democrats: Respecting Regional Differences

Moderates Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona hold the key for Democrats passing their legislative agenda, if Democrats can respect regional differences.

Worker in the construction trade

Work or Welfare?

Does the baffling shortage of workers presage a post-work society, in which only a select few work and many live on the “welfare” of a universal basic income, their jobs having been eliminated by automation?

The Great Nudge is a contemporary form of thought control.

The Great Nudge

Contemporary thought control takes the form of a gentle nudge that gradually closes off one’s critical faculties and leads one to comply.

Working from a closet space.

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.

Abandoned area of Detroit

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.