Feudal Future Podcast - Season 2

Feudal Future Podcast

Blame Ourselves, Not Our Stars – Understanding The California Housing Plague with Wendell Cox

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Wendell Cox.

Wendell is principal of Demographia (St. Louis, MO-IL), a demographics and public policy firm. He was appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley to three terms on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, which was a predecessor to the Los Angeles County MTA. Speaker Newt Gingrich appointed him to the Amtrak Reform Council. He specializes in demographics and urban affairs. He is co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey and author of Demographia World Urban Areas, A Question of Values: Middle-Income Housing Affordability and Urban Containment Policy, Canada’s Middle-Income Housing Affordability Crisis, and the Urban Reform Institute Standard of Living Index. He is a senior fellow at member of the Board of Advisors at the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University, the Urban Reform Institute (Houston) and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (Winnipeg).

NEW: Download our newest report: Housing Report: Blame Ourselves, Not Our Stars

Executive Summary: No issue plagues Californians more than the high cost of housing. By almost every metric—from rents to home prices—Golden State residents suffer the highest burden for shelter of any state in the continental U.S. Its housing prices are, adjusted for income, as much as two to three times higher than those in key competitive states, such as Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and neighbors like Arizona and Nevada.

From Chapman’s Center of Demographics & Policy, Joel Kotkin & Marshall Toplansky co-author the new report on Nurturing California Industries.

If you haven’t downloaded the report, see it here

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