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The Tech Breakdown

Is a tech breakdown here? The recent Meta stock meltdown suggests turbulence in the tech world and a difficult period ahead for the company formerly known as Facebook.

Xi Jingping and Vladimir Putin work toward a Eurasian century

The New Eurasian Century

An emerging Eurasian century encompasses Russia and its expanding list of recovered satellites, as well as China, the world’s premier dictatorship and workshop.

FBC Board meeting

Fresno Business Council Meeting

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky join a Fresno Business Council Board Meeting to discuss unaffordable housing and solutions to housing costs.

Transition to green economy hurting the poorest

Green Hypocrisy Hurts the Poorest

by Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger — The wounds of green hypocrisy are self-inflicted — a product of misguided policies meant to accelerate the transition to green energy.

Jeff Bezos sits atop the concentration of power in tech company consolidation

The Zaibatsu-ization of America

The zaibatu-ization of America’s economy presents an enormous problem of governance. Our constitutional structure is based on the notion of many competing players.

Truckers strike in a working class protest

A New Dawn for the Working Class?

Once working-class protests were often organised by leftists or even Communists, but many of today’s working-class radical movements take on a different, more populist and distinctly anti-statist character.

How Biden Can Defeat China

How can Biden defeat China? Supporting the industrial renaissance taking place in America’s heartland can address our ruinous dependence on China, while accelerating job growth.

New report: Restoring the California Dream

Report: Restoring the California Dream

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — This newly released report examines how the California dream can be restored for California’s middle- and working-class families.

California’s Economy is Weaker Than it Looks

California’s reliance on the economically elite 1% who account for half the state’s income tax — could prove troubling once the current stock market boom ends. Yet, that inconvenient truth hasn’t stopped the Governor from proposing a record-high budget for 2022-23.

Webinar: Restoring the California Dream

Restoring the California Dream

Join us for a webinar on January 21, 2022 – hosted by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky, to learn how we can restore the California Dream for middle and working class Californians.