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by Joel Kotkin America is increasingly a nation haunted by fears of looming dictatorship. Whether under President Barack Obama’s “pen and phone” rule, or...Read more
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In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and Richard Florida discuss the benefits of cities and suburbs, and what they can offer for the middle class and families.
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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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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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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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By Joel Kotkin — In an election year in which the top likely candidates come from New York, big cities arguably dominate American politics more than at any time since New Deal.
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By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Little acknowledged in the discussion of New York’s “tale of two cities” is...
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By Chris Peak — Indiana Officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what...
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By Joel Kotkin — It’s time to put an end to the urban legend of the impending death of America’s suburbs. With the aging of millennials...
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By Wendell Cox — One of the most significant results of the 2010 census was the continuing shift of the African-American population...
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