Los Angeles has a lack of housing for middle and working class residents

Making America California

As the Biden administration settles in and begins to formulate its agenda, progressive pundits, politicians, and activists point to California as a role model for national policy. If the administration listens to them, it would prove a disaster for America’s already-beleaguered middle and working classes.

Camarillo, California - an suburban area near Los Angeles

Can We Save the Planet, Live Comfortably, and Have Children Too?

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — As more people head out of major metropolitan areas to work, in less dense, even rural areas — is it possible to save the planet and have children too?

The Clash: the power divide between working class & managerial elite

The Clash: The Power Divide Between the Working Class & the Managerial Elite

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky talk with Michael Lind about how changes in economic control and the rise of social media affect national polarization.

Ask the Experts — Revitalizing California’s Business Climate

Join us January 22nd for a live interactive webinar to discuss revitalizing California’s business climate to avoid loss of companies, and high unemployment.

U.S. Flags at Washington Monument

The Case for American Optimism

To succeed, Joe Biden will have to confront massive pessimism about America’s direction, with some 80 percent thinking the country is out of control.

Virtual Town Hall — Revitalizing California’s Business Climate

Join us January 22nd for a live interactive webinar to discuss revitalizing California’s business climate to avoid loss of companies, and high unemployment.

Skyline of San Jose, and Silicon Valley

Can California stop Big Tech from decamping to cheaper places?

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — For the past half-century, California has dominated America’s tech industry, but now faces big tech moving to cheaper spots.

How religion has been disrupted by the pandemic

God and the Pandemic

During this most miserable of years, religion, like virtually every major social institution, has been profoundly disrupted by the pandemic.

California increasingly feudal state

Peak Progressive?

In the minds of most progressives, as well as some horrified conservatives, California is the harbinger of America’s future. Its former broad-based economy is now mostly driven by “high tech” – and tech is leaving.

End of Innovation is exposing California

The End of Innovation: Exposing California

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky talk with Tracy Hernandez about the end of innovation exposing California’s need to focus on job creation, electing public officials with job creating focus and ability.