By Joel Kotkin In a rare burst of independence and self-interest, the California Legislature, led by largely Latino and Inland Democrats, last month defeated Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to cut gasoline use in the state by 50 percent by 2030. These political leaders, backed by the leftovers of the once-powerful oil industry, scored points by […]
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By Samantha Gillison When greed makes a place like New York, London or San Francisco unaffordable, the non-wealthy leave, and the city loses the smells and tastes that made it great Once upon a time, as Gore Vidal observed, New York City was a delightful place to live – especially if you were an impoverished […]
By Joel Kotkin Blessed by Pope Francis, the drive to wipe out fossil fuels, notes activist Bill McKibben, now has “the wind in its sails.” Setting aside the bizarre alliance of the Roman Catholic Church with secularists such as McKibben, who favor severe limits of family size as an environmental imperative, this is a potentially […]
By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — U.S. housing planners have long ignored the public’s desire for…
By Wendell Cox An Alternative Perspective with an Evaluation of the NCE Cities “Trillion Dollar” Report Read the Report (PDF)
By Alex Manning — California’s water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop: Joel Kotkin discusses the Golden State disaster…
By Wendell Cox — One of the most significant results of the 2010 census was the continuing shift of the African-American population…
By Joel Kotkin The massive, ongoing surge of migrants and refugees into Europe has brought up horrendous scenes of deprivation, along with heartwarming instances of generosity. It has also engendered cruel remembrances of the continent’s darkest hours. But viewed over the long term, this crisis may well be the prelude to changes that could dissipate, […]
By Joel Kotkin Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America. The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month […]
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