Constructing an Urban BuildingMaxPixel

A Conservative Opening on Urban Policy Reform

by Charles Blain — As riots and Covid-related economic problems have afflicted America’s big cities, the Right has a rare opportunity to take up the mantle of urban reform.
Making Sense of Urban Density, Death Rates & Dispersion

Making Sense of Urban Density, Death Rates & Dispersion with Wendell Cox

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, urban policy expert and noted demographer Wendell Cox joins hosts Joel and Marshall for a conversation on the COVID-19 pandemic, death rates, and public policy.
Southern Manhattan at twilight

The Twilight of Great American Cities is Here. Can We Stop It?

The dreadful death of George Floyd lit a fire that threatens to burn down America’s cities. Already losing population before the pandemic, our major urban centers have provided ideal kindling for conflagration with massive unemployment, closed businesses and already rising crime rates.
California's Gov. Newsom

California’s Woke Hypocrisy

by Joel Kotkin — No state wears its multicultural veneer more ostentatiously than California. The Golden State’s leaders believe that they lead a progressive paradise, but Hispanics and Blacks do worse economically in California than elsewhere.
Why environmental alarmism hurts us all

Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All With Mike Shellenberger

On the 7th Feudal Future episode, Mike Shellenberger joins hosts Marshall Toplansky & Joel Kotkin to talk about how environmentalism and housing policies are mismanaged.
American Gothic, a painting by Grant WoodPublic Domain

How the Virus is Pushing America Toward a Better Future

by Joel Kotkin — Pessimism is the mood of the day, but the virus could push America to a better future, rebuilding a more resilient economy and society, one structured around the people here more than on global capital flows.
Beyond Feudalism: How do we restore California's Middle Class?

Beyond Feudalism: Addressing California’s Inequality Crisis (Live Event)

On the 6th Feudal Future episode, discuss California's inequality crisis and how state policy changes could restore the middle class.
Why We Need Education & Life Skills for At-Risk Youth

GateWay Second Chance: Why We Need Education & Life Skills For At-Risk Youth

On the 5th Feudal Future episode, Nink Carter joins hosts Marshall Toplansky & Joel Kotkin to talk about education & life skills for at risk youth, and how his nonprofit organizations seek to make a difference.
the California dream used to include affordable housing

Is the California Dream Finished?

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky — Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers should stop trying to sell the myth of the California dream. The biggest drivers of California’s poverty and staggering inequality are low-wage jobs and extraordinarily high housing costs. But it’s not too late to change course...
Feudal Future Podcast, hosted by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky

Environmental Dogma & Destruction: How California’s Climate Policies Hurt the Middle Class

In the fourth episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky interview Jennifer Hernandez, a partner with Holland & Knight Law Firm in its California offices. Her firm is one of the most prominent in the world of environmental regulations, including California environmental law.