Urbanism, Texas Style

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — It’s about economic opportunity—for all. Cities, noted René Descartes, should provide “an inventory of the possible”...

California’s Road to Leviathan: Joel Kotkin

By Joel Kotkin — At a time when technology and public opinion should be expanding the boundaries of innovation and...
Nashville Skyline

Biggest Income Gains in U.S. Accrue to Suburban Cities

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — After a long period of stagnation, last week’s announcement of the first substantial annual income gains since 2007...

Suburbs (Continue to) Dominate Jobs and Job Growth

By Wendell Cox — Data released by the federal government last week provided additional evidence that the suburbs continue to dominate metropolitan growth...

How to Make Cities Livable Again

By Joel Kotkin — In his new book, The Human City, Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin looks at the ways cities succeed or fail...

Serfs up with California’s new feudalism

By Joel Kotkin... Is California the most conservative…

America’s Next Boom Towns

By Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill — Which cities have the best chance to prosper in the coming decade? The question is a complex one, and as the economy changes, so, too, will the best-positioned cities.

The End of Localism

By Joel Kotkin... This could be how our experiment with grassroots…

The Remarkable Story of the County That Has Done the Most to Reduce Income Inequality in America

By Chris Peak — Indiana Officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what...

The Cities Where Your Salary Will Stretch The Furthest 2015

By Joel Kotkin — Average pay varies widely among U.S. cities, but those chasing work opportunities would do well to...