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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — For months the conventional wisdom among Democrats, was that lockdowns played an essential role in containing COVID-19. The great heroes, in addition to Anthony Fauci, were hardline governors like Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, California’s Gavin Newsom and, most of all, New York’s Andrew Cuomo.
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When my grandparents migrated to New York from Russia over a century ago, they found a city that was hardly paradise, but one that provided a pathway towards a better life. But today’s cities no longer offer upward mobility, and the working class is leaving.
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America’s political culture has been shaped by its rural and urban environments, each of which tends to be dominated by one party. Yet the political future of the country lies in the ‘burbs — the suburban and exurban rings that dominate every metropolitan region.
Rather than being doomed by a surfeit of humans we may be experiencing, certainly in the West and in East Asia, dangerously low fertility rates that threaten to slow world economic growth and innovation.
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America has been lazily divided by pundits into red and blue states, as if there weren’t constant movement of people between them. Fortunately, reality is a lot more purple — and hopeful — as immigrants, people of color and millennials reshape parts of America by voting with their feet and moving.
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by Joel Kotkin — For most people around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic seems a great human tragedy. Yet some think it presents a grand opportunity to enact permanent lockdowns on economic growth, and population growth.