Is There Hope? The Future of California Politics

Feudal Future Podcast – Is There Hope? The Future of California Politics

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Tom Campbell and Shawn Steel to discuss the future of California politics.

Entrance of Facebook Corporate headquarters

The New Face of Autocracy

Whistleblower testimony this week on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s harms to society overlooked a bigger issue: a tiny handful of oligarchs are dictating what is knowable, or what views are valid as they control the flow of information.

The liberating rise of remote work has Americans refusing to return to the office

The Great Office Refusal

Driven partly by fear of infection, and by the liberating rise of remote work, Americans refuse to return to the office and central business districts continue to struggle.

The COVID Class War: The Obedient Online Educated vs. The IRL Resistance

The COVID class war pits two increasingly irreconcilable populations against each other: the obedient online educated and those who refuse restraints.

Can the South Escape its Demons?

The new American Dream has its heart in the states of the old Confederacy. But the South’s rebirth remains threatened by its historical demons: racism, white nationalism and overzealous religious fervor.

Joe Biden, Nowhere Man

Joe Biden’s beleaguered presidency is less a result of his missteps and more caused by the contradictory nature of his agenda and his party.

Never Going Back

by Joel Kotkin — For months, corporate leaders and real estate brokers have insisted that a return to the office was imminent – but a shift to remote work continues to trend.

Feudal Future Podcast – The Psychological Impact of the Pandemic

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Ross Elliott and Aaron Kheriaty to discuss the psychological impact of the pandemic.

New home construction in suburban area

To Make Homeownership Affordable in California, Rethink the Suburbs

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.

Protests in Texas against stringent abortion legislation

GOP Stupidity is Squandering the Opportunity Created by Woke Authoritarians

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.