Many office workers simply aren’t coming back. That means tough times ahead for big cities, but also a chance for renewal and revival.
Joel Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and executive director of the Urban Reform Institute. His most recent book is The Coming of Neo-Feudalism (Encounter).
The French election gives a hint of where things are headed in America—and it isn’t pretty what happens when you let a generation go by with little hope of living as the last one.
And it’s going to be real, and vast, much sooner that you might think.
Fewer people are arriving, the people who are there are having fewer kids, and more people are dying. Add it up, and it’s big trouble for the biggest state.
The pandemic has hit hardest in two very different historically impoverished and poorly educated populations: rural America and inner-city America.
The tech boss is finally being recognized as the American villain he is, rather than the folk hero he’s tried to present himself as.
Americans—including immigrants and young workers—are leaving big coastal cities for more affordable regions, in a trend that began before COVID but was accelerated by the pandemic.
The pandemic put a harsh spotlight on urban inequality and its health consequences, which turned out to be far more impactful than the policies Democratic governors boasted about.
In the 1960s, experts fretted about the coming population explosion. But today, the opposite is the problem. Woke young lefties, please have more kids.
If the rich keep getting richer and everyone else struggles to keep up, we’ll have a new, nastier Trump type in not so many years.