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.
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).
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.
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.