Entries by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

Own Nothing and Love It

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Today, the class of small property owners is being undermined by tech and financial interests, and increasingly intrusive bureaucracies.

California Fleeing

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — California may be a great state in many ways, but Californians are fleeing and their continued outmigration from the state signals worrisome demographic decline.

Joe Biden’s Imaginary America

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Biden’s policies seem designed for coastal enclaves that do not represent most of the country — an imaginary America, rather than the diverse reality.

The Geography of COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the geography of our planet, helping some areas and hurting others. In the West, the clear winners have been the sprawling suburbs and exurbs, while dense cores have been dealt a powerful blow.

Trust the Science: The Blue State Surge is Real

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.

America After COVID: What Demographics Tell Us

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.

Red v. Blue

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.