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.
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).
Trump promised a boom that wouldn’t just help the rich and, until the pandemic, delivered on that promise.
We cannot hope to have a functional democracy when property and information are controlled by a small number of companies tightly allied with political power.
These days, those opportunities are more often found in its suburbs and sprawl than in the cities that once defined it.
His motives may not be pure and his timing is suspect, but applaud the president for trying to cut one of our monopolistic and anti-democratic tech giants down to size.
This is no great equalizer. Rather, the health impact and the economic impact are hitting the most vulnerable the hardest.
China is trouble, cities are in trouble, and endless anarchic protests aren’t a way to win over suburban voters.
The peak globalization bubble has finally burst and America has a chance to reinvent itself and realign how things work here with the best parts of our national identity.
Rather than a catastrophe ruining lives, some modern day clerics see the pandemic and the lockdowns as a “test run” for their dreams of achieving “degrowth.”
A generation that already expected not to do as well as their parents is likely to take an ever darker view in the midst of a pandemic.