Urbanism, Texas Style

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — It’s about economic opportunity—for all. Cities, noted René Descartes, should provide “an inventory of the possible”...

California’s Road to Leviathan: Joel Kotkin

By Joel Kotkin — At a time when technology and public opinion should be expanding the boundaries of innovation and...
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Biggest Income Gains in U.S. Accrue to Suburban Cities

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — After a long period of stagnation, last week’s announcement of the first substantial annual income gains since 2007...
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Suburbs (Continue to) Dominate Jobs and Job Growth

By Wendell Cox — Data released by the federal government last week provided additional evidence that the suburbs continue to dominate metropolitan growth...
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How to Make Cities Livable Again

By Joel Kotkin — In his new book, The Human City, Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin looks at the ways cities succeed or fail...
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Serfs up with California's new feudalism

By Joel Kotkin... Is California the most conservative…
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America's Next Boom Towns

By Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill — Which cities have the best chance to prosper in the coming decade? The question is a complex one, and as the economy changes, so, too, will the best-positioned cities.

The End of Localism

By Joel Kotkin... This could be how our experiment with grassroots…
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The Remarkable Story of the County That Has Done the Most to Reduce Income Inequality in America

By Chris Peak — Indiana Officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what...
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The Cities Where Your Salary Will Stretch The Furthest 2015

By Joel Kotkin — Average pay varies widely among U.S. cities, but those chasing work opportunities would do well to...