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by Joel Kotkin As the country moves toward full employment, at least as economists define it, the quality of jobs has replaced joblessness as the primary concern.
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by James Galbraith The presidential election of 2016 occurred at the crest of a national debate over economic inequality, deeply researched by economists and sociologists since the 1990s...
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by Wendell Cox Cities (urban areas or settlements) have been around for millennia. Over that time, cities have changed in form and function. But the way that people move around the city has materially changed only twice.
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By Lydia DePillis Joel Kotkin is out with a manifesto on the New Heartland, capital H: The belt of states running north from Minnesota and Ohio south to Texas and Florida. Everything, that is, besides the West, the Northeast, and the Mid-Atlantic.
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by Pete Saunders If the heartland of our nation focuses on its traditional strengths in manufacturing, agriculture and energy, it can usher in new prosperity for more Americans...
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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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