Mike Bloomberg’s vision proved to be a cul de sac. The future gentry liberals want is grim. A new urban paradigm is needed that focuses on core services for regular people.
Joel Kotkin is a Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, CA and executive director of the Houston based Center for Opportunity Urbanism.
Progressive Americans unsettled by our current tin-pot petty authoritarian president could look forward to experiencing the real thing under Michael Bloomberg.
As happened in Germany, we are seeing the collapse of any set of common beliefs among Americans.
Big tech grows up, gets treated with overdue suspicion, and aims to get boring.
Downward mobility is increasingly the norm in the United States, a country built on aspiration. It’s a problem worldwide, and a reason confidence in democracy has plummeted.
Once, the big tech firms embodied American exceptionalism and aspiration. Today, they are strangling these ideals. Government: do something.
Free markets only work when their benefits are broadly distributed. You wouldn’t know that from the kind of proposals that conservative idea factories are pushing out these days.
Places that still produce tangible things need energy, and at prices like those we have today.
On this one, Trump is right as rain—and so are Sanders and Warren. The federal government should have been taking apart these greedy tech monopolies years ago. Let’s get cracking.