Is the woke corporate boardroom a threat to democracy? Adam Creighton quotes Joel Kotkin, “the diffusion of power so critical to democracy has been replaced by a near unassailable alliance between Silicon Valley tech giants, Wall Street ‘and the progressive clerisy in government and media’ ”.
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When it comes to the fate of ‘star’ cities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the news is both good and bad. Any shift away from superstar cities may augur a long-overdue and much-needed geographic recalibration of America’s innovation economy.
Industrial policy — the whole idea that the federal government can direct growth — has many doubters. “It’s really got to be locally driven,” says Joel Kotkin, an urban studies scholar at Chapman University. “They’ve got their act together internally, whether it’s Fargo or Fayetteville or Des Moines. I can’t see why the federal government should be in the business of picking one locality over another.”
by Bari Weiss — Among the things the pandemic has clarified for me is the decadence of our old culture wars. Many of our recent culture battles seem quaint and self-indulgent; others a waste of time.
California is a land of attractions and drawbacks; a place talented people swarm for the good life and flee because a good life is unaffordable.
Joel Kotkin talks with Rod Arquette about why America continues to succeed regardless of who is President.
Joel and Carl discuss how the state is continuing to hemorrhage people at a higher rate, with particular losses among the family-formation age demographic critical to California’s future.
Joel Kotkin talks with Larry Elder about the California ballot initiative to split California into three different states.
Joel Kotkin talks with Ms. Perri Small on WVON radio, about the cities where African-Americans are doing best economically in 2018.
Joel Kotkin, a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University, has chronicled how millennials are increasingly drawn to less-dense cities in the Sun Belt and other not-so-hip areas…
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