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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 Joseph Schwieterman Express coach lines like BoltBus and Megabus have grown dramatically in recent years, providing millions of Americans with new mobility options...
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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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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 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 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 Randal O'Toole Here’s an incredibly stupid idea to deal with Portland’s housing affordability problems: Multnomah County proposes to build tiny houses in people’s backyard.
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by Pete Saunders In the Chicago regional housing market — and many other metro areas, familiar post-recession issues persist -- depressed prices, numerous foreclosures, and a razor-thin inventory.
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by Joel Kotkin The Depression and WWII shaped the greatest generation, and postwar prosperity shaped the Baby Boomers. Millennials, battered by capitalism, move ever leftward.
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