Entries by Joel Kotkin

All Houston Does (Economically) Is Win

by Joel Kotkin

Casting shade on Houston is nothing new; sprucing up for the Super Bowl is unlikely to change its reputation. In 1946, journalist John Gunther claimed the only reasons to live in Houston were economic ones…

Local Govt. Control: The Ignored Campaign Issue

Localism – the Ignored Issue In an election cycle full of spittle and bile, arguably the greatest issue — the nature of governance and the role of citizens — has been all but ignored. Neither candidate for president has much feel for the old American notion of dispersed power. Instead each has his or her […]