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It was all about middle America at a City Club of Cleveland forum entitled, "The New American Heartland," held at the Global Center for Health Innovation.
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by Joel Kotkin — The results of the 2016 presidential election have been ascribed -- by the winner’s critics -- to racism, hysteria, stupidity, or nostalgia. But what the results most reflected was a looming economic divide.
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by Michael Lind and Joel Kotkin The greatest test America faces is whether it can foster the kind of growth that benefits and expands the middle class. To do so, the United States will need to meet three challenges...
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox In this era of anti-Trump resistance, many progressives see California as a model of enlightenment. The Golden State’s post-2010 recovery has won plaudits in the progressive press but...
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by Joel Kotkin — It should be the obligation of older citizens to try to improve the prospects for their successors. But, here in California, we seem to have adopted an agenda designed to make things tougher...
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox Democratic “blue” state attitudes may dominate the national media, but they can’t yet tell people where to live, which is increasingly in "red" states.
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox Given its iconic hold on the American imagination, the idea that more Americans are leaving California than coming breaches our own sense of uniqueness and promise.
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by Wendell Cox Many of the world’s biggest cities are getting bigger still. In 2017, the number of megacities --- urban areas with better than ten million people --- increased to 37 in 2017...
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by Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida Even setting the dysfunction of our national government, the fact is that no top-down, one-size-fits-all set of policies can address the very different conditions that prevail among communities.
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by Wendell Cox The flight from the nation’s major metropolitan area core counties increased 60 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to just-released estimates from the US Census Bureau.
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