Entries by Joel Kotkin

Is L.A. Back? Don’t Buy the Hype

by Joel Kotkin

With two football teams moving to Los Angeles, a host of towers rising in a resurgent downtown and an upcoming IPO for L.A.’s signature start-up, Snapchat parent Snap Inc., one can make a credible case that L.A. is back.

All Houston Does (Economically) Is Win

by Joel Kotkin

Casting shade on Houston is nothing new; sprucing up for the Super Bowl is unlikely to change its reputation. In 1946, journalist John Gunther claimed the only reasons to live in Houston were economic ones…