Family fading, and dogs are surrogates for children

The Fading Family

For millennia the family has stood as the central institution of society—often changing, but always essential. But across the world, from China to North America, and particularly in Europe, family ties are weakening

Big D is a Big Deal

by Joel Kotkin and Cullum Clark — Located on the Southern Plains, the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area —”Big D”, is rapidly emerging as the de facto capital of the American Heartland.

Homelessness increases as Los Angeles descends into neo-feualism

Jim Crow Returns to California

California’s leaders might see themselves as a vanguard of progressive values. But their climate policies have created a racially segregated state more akin to the Jim Crow era.

Feudal Future Podcast: The Crisis on Labor

Feudal Future Podcast – Inside the Republic of China

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Leading Historian Ross Terrill, to discuss the history and likely future of the Republic of China.

Eugène Delacroix painting, The Fanatics of Tangier

It’s Not Just the Taliban: We in the West are Embracing Medievalism, Too

It’s not just the Taliban; we in the West are also embracing an increasingly medieval dogmatism that similarly scorns reason and debate.

Progressives Have Ruined California

Californians’ surprisingly strong support for the recall election reflects a rejection of progressive policies that ruined the state for ordinary citizens.

Developing world struggles to transition from farming to manufacturing

Powering Down the Developing World

by Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger — Developing countries have gotten to the economic table just when climate change policies driven by western nations are placing new roadblocks to manufacturing-led growth.

American flags

America the Indispensable

Despite its manifest failings—the US remains the indispensable country, the last major counterforce to the rising authoritarian challenge of China, and its growing list of allies, including perhaps the new Islamist regime in Kabul. It remains, without question, the only nation with the natural resources, population, military, and technical skill to rally the West and salvage its threatened legacy.

Feudal Future Podcast: The Crisis on Labor

Feudal Future Podcast – The Crisis on Labor

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Robyn Domber, Lane Windham and Michael Bernick to discuss the crisis on labor shortages.

Talk Show Host Larry Elder

Why Did Larry Elder Call Me for Advice?

The emergence of talk show host Larry Elder as the leading candidate to depose California’s Gavin Newsom is both odd and significant.