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Progressive Cities: Home of the Worst Housing Inequality

by Wendell Cox — America's most highly regulated housing markets are also reliably the most progressive in their political attitudes.
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What Do Houston's Pro-Growth Boosters Think Now?

Hurricane Harvey inflicted an estimated $100 billion in damage on the Houston area in August and September, a catastrophe that some urban planning pundits...
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The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here

by Alan M. Berger — Millennials want a different kind of suburban development that is smart, efficient and sustainable. That future is almost here...

California Politicians Not Serious About Fixing Housing Crisis

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — California’s political leaders, having ignored and even abetted our housing shortage, now pretend that they will “solve it.” Don’t bet on it
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Forget the Urban Stereotypes: What Millennial America Really Looks Like

Perhaps no generation has been more spoken for than millennials. In the mainstream press, they are almost universally portrayed as aspiring urbanistas, waiting to move into the nation’s dense and expensive core cities.
California Capitol, Sacramento

Is California About to Clobber Local Control?

by Zelda Bronstein The gradual decimation of local voice in planning has become accepted policy in Sacramento. The State Senate is now considering two dangerous bills, that together severely curtail democratic control of housing.
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California Squashes Its Young

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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California's War on the Emerging Generation

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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The Politics of Migration: From Blue to Red

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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The Other California: a Flyover State Within a State

by Joel Kotkin California may never secede, or divide into different states, but it has effectively split into entities that could not be more different.