The “Donut Effect” in Austin

By: Jennifer A. Kingston, Asher Price
In: Axios

The most pronounced dynamic shaping U.S. cities, including Austin, as 2024 gets underway is “the donut effect” — a hollowing of the urban core as people, jobs and retailers flee to the suburbs and exurbs.

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Canada Starting to Look Neo-feudal as Rich-Poor Gulf Widens

By: Frank Stronach
In: National Post

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer goes the old saying. But is it true? It certainly seems to be the case in Canada.

A new report published by Statistics Canada last week showed that the wealth gap in our country continues to widen. Read more

Kotkin on Spectrum News to Discuss Improving Economy

By: Jo Kwon

On: Spectrum News

A recent poll shows three-quarters of American adults want the government to focus on the economy in 2024.

While some economic indicators, like the unemployment rate, show the economy is improving, many people are not feeling improvements in their pocketbooks.

Grocery shoppers in Costa Mesa spoke with Spectrum News about the economy and food prices.

Chapman University’s Joel Kotkin, author and expert in demographics, the economy and other topics, discusses the so-called misery index.

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Joel Kotkin talks with Rod Arquette About the New Green Feudalism

By: Rod Arquette
On: The Rod Arquette Show

Joel Kotkin, Professor of Urban Studies at Chapman University, joins the program to discuss his piece for Compact about the new green feudalism. Joel’s segment begins at 1:31:50.



The New Green Fuedalism
Adaption is the Answer

Kotkin Joins The Spectator to Discuss Who is Winning America’s Class War

By: Freddy Gray

On: Americano

This week Freddy is joined in The Spectator offices by regular contributor and fellow of urban studies at Chapman University, Joel Kotkin. They discuss Biden and Trump’s respective attempts to burnish their credentials with the unions this week, how the cultural agenda is alienating voters, and whether technology could prevent the coming of neo-feudalism. Read more

We Cannot Allow the Best to Overwhelm the Good

By: Gerard C.S. Mildner and Trey Barrineau

On: Development Magazine, Fall 2023

Author and demographer Joel Kotkin is a big fan of the suburbs, a stance that often puts him at odds with urban planners and environmentalists. Read more

Kotkin Joins Gormley Show to Talk About EV Mandates

By: John Gormley

On: The Gormley Show

We see the shift to make more electric vehicles, and many of them piling up, waiting to be sold. We are seeing this shift impact the middle class, especially when it comes to the cost of buying an EV being well over $60,000. Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Urban Reform Institute and Urban Futures Fellow at Chapman University, recently wrote about how EV mandates attack the middle class. He joins Gormley to explain how harmful the move to EVs is on the middle class. Read more

Kotkin Talks About the Death of Silicon Valley on The Bunker Podcast

By: Dr. Kate Devlin

On: The Bunker

Are we witnessing the death of Silicon Valley as big tech shifts from physical products to services? And has the time of California being the promised land for budding tech bros gone? Dr. Kate Devlin is joined in The Bunker by Joel Kotkin, fellow in urban studies at Chapman University, to find out. Read more

Kotkin Discusses EVs and the Working Class with Kokott on QR Calgary Radio

By: Angela Kokott

On: Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge, on QR Calgary Radio

Angela Kokott talks with Joel Kotkin — the author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class. On this episode of the podcast, they discuss how electric vehicle mandates and the overall push for EVs represents an assault on the working class. Read more

Kotkin Discusses Urban Sprawl with The Joel Oakley Show

By: John Oakley

On: The Joel Oakley Show

John Oakley talks with Joel Kotkin, who is the author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class. On this episode of the podcast, they discuss Kotkin’s recent piece on urban sprawl as an answer to the problem of expensive housing. Read more