The New Labor Crisis is the Biggest Opportunity in a Generation

The COVID-19 pandemic has left pain and tragedy in its wake. But it has also created a unique opportunity to address the country’s persistent class divides, thanks to a persistent lack of labor resulting from the pandemic. In a world economy that has seen labor’s share of income drop for generations, this labor shortage could provide some restored leverage for both white and blue collar workers.

Mussolini, and the Rise of Neo-fascism

How the Democrats Fell for Mussolini

Mussolini’s notion of fascism has become increasingly dominant, albeit in an unexpected form: in the worldview of progressives who typically see “proto-fascism” lurking on the Right.

Homeless encampment in Orange County, California

Fully Oligarchic Luxury Socialism

What happens in California matters well beyond its borders. The Golden State’s cultural and technological influence on America, and the world, now could provide the nation’s next political template. What California is creating can be best described as oligarchic socialism…

Why American Jews Are Looking to Israel

For much of the past century, America has dominated the Jewish world. It has been a semi-sacred ‘safe place’, where anti-Semitism only rarely impinged on the national political culture. Yet today, American Jews face levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the 1930s.

Immigrants lined up at a border area.

The Right and Left Are Both Wrong on Immigration

Both sides have it wrong: Immigration is one of America’s great competitive assets, but making sure this remains the case requires finding sensible policy.

US Flag hanging on suburban porch

The Battle Between the Two Americas

In recent history, the United States has arguably never been so divided — but not in the way you might think. Yes, the country has been split by the culture wars, but behind the scenes, another conflict has been brewing; shaped by the economics of class, it has created two Americas increasingly in conflict.

The Killing of Kern County

Located over the mountains from Los Angeles, Kern County has always been a different kind of place. Kern County relies on two natural resource industries that once powered California – agriculture and oil – to drive its economy.

The Next Entrepreneurial Revolution is underway after pandemic driven business disruption

The Next Entrepreneurial Revolution

The next entrepreneurial revolution is underway as Americans’ instinctive entrepreneurial spirit to drive growth and innovation overtakes pandemic driven disruption.

America’s Overdue to Unfriend Mark Zuckerberg

America is overdue to unfriend Mark Zuckerberg: his free speech views faded when they became a threat, rather than a boon, to his bottom line. He is exposed as a leading member of the new techno-aristocracy manipulating the world and shaping our society to fit their own world view.

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How Work Will Change Permanently After the Pandemic

Last spring, the COVID-19 pandemic caused perhaps the worst job losses since the Great Depression. The decrease in the labor force participation rate — from 63.3% to 61.3% — has been steeper than that seen in the Great Recession and is among the largest 12-month declines in the post-World War II era