SpaceX commercial space launch

Can Space Save Earth?

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — Can space save earth? In space we may find solutions to some of our most pressing problems, including a workable energy strategy and access to the precious minerals needed to sustain our prosperity.

Electric cars, such as this Tesla are too pricey for low- and middle-class drivers

Electric Car Mandates Latest Frontier of Elites’ War on Middle Class

Electric car mandates are the latest frontier of war on the middle class, as low- and middle-income drivers can’t afford pricey electric cars.

The Democrats’ Green Agenda is Hurting Californians

The Democrats’ green agenda is hurting Californians, as the state’s climate policies are a key reason for its inability to meet growing energy demands.

Gavin Newsom’s Presidential Prospects

Gavin Newsom’s presidential prospects are better than conservatives tend to think: rather than being a progressive windup doll, the 54-year-old is a skilled political opportunist who has governed as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.

Skilled worker at fracking well site

The Revenge of the Analog Economy

Supply chain issues and lingering material shortages serve as reminders that an analog economy built on the actual production of goods still matters.

Rent Forever and Love It

Rent forever and love it? As housing increasingly becomes a commodity, a small group of corporate landowners and the mega-wealthy are positioned to extract wealth from lifelong renters as fewer ordinary families are able to own property.

America Has An Oedipus Complex

As in Sophocles’s tragedy Oedipus Rex, we are witnessing a generational drama in which inheritors kill their proverbial father to marry marry their mother, in this case Mother Earth. The psychology behind this pattern is above my pay grade, but many of the richest people on the planet, and their heirs, now seem anxious to disparage the economic system that created their fortunes.

Why Losing the Midterms Would Be Good for the GOP

Losing the midterms would be good for the GOP, provided it helps the party embrace a more moderate, pragmatic political agenda that is better aligned with the views of the majority of Americans.

Slowing population growth creates an unexpected future

The Unexpected Future

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — We are entering an unanticipated reality—an era of slow population growth and, increasingly, demographic decline that will shape our future in profound and unpredictable ways.