by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — For months the conventional wisdom among Democrats, was that lockdowns played an essential role in containing COVID-19. The great heroes, in addition to Anthony Fauci, were hardline governors like Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer, California’s Gavin Newsom and, most of all, New York’s Andrew Cuomo.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — As more people head out of major metropolitan areas to work, in less dense, even rural areas — is it possible to save the planet and have children too?
by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — The Covid-19 pandemic, it’s clear, will help reshape America’s economic and demographic future. Yet, many of the trends that we may associate with this reshaping—the rise of online work, a growing interest in suburbia and smaller cities—were already in place before the pandemic. The pandemic did not originate these trends, but it will likely accelerate them.
by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Would targeted attention to exposure density, mass transit, and poverty would be a more efficient and effective COVID response than the than the one our elites are currently forcing upon us?
Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox – The political and cultural war between red and blue America may not be settled in our lifetimes, but it’s clear which side is gaining ground in economic and demographic terms. In everything from new jobs to fertility rates, population growth, and migration, red states increasingly hold the advantage.
For decades California’s regulatory and tax policies have undermined our middle class. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in SB50, a densifications drive that seeks to destroy the single-family neighborhoods preferred by the state’s middle-income households.
by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Governor Gavin Newsom has canceled the bulk of the state’s long-proposed high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco, leaving only a tail of the once-grand project—a rail line connection between the Central Valley’s Merced and Bakersfield
by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Virtually everyone, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, is aware of the severity of California’s housing crisis. The bad news is that most proposals floating in Sacramento won’t solve the crisis…
by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — In their essay, “Looking Forward: A New Agenda,” Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox lay out five key principles for inclusive urban growth.
by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — The collapse of Lehman Brothers 10 years ago today began the financial crisis that crippled and even killed for some the American dream as we had known it…