Economic Civil War

Our national divide is usually cast in terms of ideology, race, climate, and gender. But it might be more accurate to see our national conflict as regional and riven by economic function.

The New American Judaism

by Joel Kotkin and Edward Heyman — How COVID, suburban migration, and technology are sweeping away Judaism’s legacy institutions and shaping a new form of American Jewish identity.

The Passing of a Party? The Future of the GOP

The Passing of a Party? The Future of the GOP

In this episode of the Feudal Future Podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky talk with Charles Blain, Brian Calle, and Cullum Clark about the future of the GOP.

Homeless Veteran on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts

The Collapse of California

With one of the nation’s highest income inequality and its dependence on low-wage workers, the California model may be better seen as a cautionary tale than a roadmap to a better future in the digital age.

environmentalism set of policies that harm working class

Environmentalism is the New War on the Working Class

Environmentalism and the “green agenda” has become a set of policies that directly harm working-class interests.

Affordable housing makes California's Inland Empire more attractive for middle and working class families

The Other California

by Joel Kotkin and Karla López del Rio — For California’s middle and working class, an upwardly mobile future is more likely in its generally more affordable interior, the Inland Empire.

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

A Test of Strength: Pandemics Through the Eye of Religion with Rev. John L. McCullough

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky talk with Rev. John L. McCullough about the impact of COVID on faith-based organizations and how religion will reinvent itself through this pandemic.

Can Biden Build a Better Economy?

If Biden Can’t Build a Better Economy, America is In Trouble

If Joe Biden wants his return to normalcy to be any more successful than his predecessor’s appeal to greatness, he’ll need to take on the real issues dragging red and blue America down: economic torpor, ever increasing inequality, and policies that diminish people’s prospects.

A dilapidated building in a neighborhood of Baltimore

Woke Politics Are a Disaster for Minorities

Will progressive policies translate to better lives for minorities? History suggests that they could be a disaster

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.