With NASA locked in bureaucracy, momentum has shifted to private industry, which increasingly dominates the burgeoning space industry.
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 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, as the state’s climate policies are a key reason for its inability to meet growing energy demands.
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.
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? 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.
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.
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.
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.