by Peter Gordon
The L.A. Times notes that LA Metro ridership is still falling -- even though billions have been (mis)spent on extra capacity over the last 30+ years. By my count that's the second time this year that the Times has broached this tender topic.
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by Brian Shreckengast
Population density may sound like the most mundane of metrics, a column heading in a city planner’s spreadsheet, but in cities across the U.S. it’s been a source of cultural controversy, guiding where people move and why.
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by Joel Kotkin
America is increasingly a nation haunted by fears of looming dictatorship. Whether under President Barack Obama’s “pen and phone” rule, or...Read more
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by Joel Kotkin
American greatness was long premised on the common assumption was that each generation would do better than previous one. That is being undermined for the emerging millennial generation.
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by Joel Kotkin
Casting shade on Houston is nothing new; sprucing up for the Super Bowl is unlikely to change its reputation. In 1946, journalist John Gunther claimed the only reasons to live in Houston were economic ones...
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by Joel Kotkin
For most of recent history, the world has worried about the curse of overpopulation. But in many countries, the problem may soon be too few people, and of those, too many old ones.
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The New York Times ran a piece in today’s paper about the…
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Luke Phillips examines how President Nixon, though speaking the conservative language of the Republican Party, governed within the boundaries set by the New Deal.
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By Joel Kotkin...
Perhaps no president in recent history has had more pressure on him perform economic miracles than Donald Trump, who ran on the promise...Read more
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By Wendell Cox...
The latest Census Bureau data indicates that suburban and exurban areas represent the overwhelming share of growth in metropolitan areas…
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