Joel Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and executive director of the Urban Reform Institute. His new book, The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, is now out from Encounter. You can follow him on Twitter @joelkotkin.
Urban centers are being hollowed out while their peripheries are booming. This is the emerging shape of the American city.
Despite similar backgrounds, the fates of Asian and Jewish Americans are now diverging
As ideology takes a back seat to intergroup competition, the future of ethnic conflict in America is going to look more like the past
Lethargic, overcapitalized, and resigned to Chinese dominance, Silicon Valley is losing its productive talent to the Midwest and South
Executives say workers are ‘pining’ to return to in-person work. Migration patterns say otherwise.
Don’t expect a post-pandemic return to ‘normal’ for America’s biggest urban areas, where the quality of life has been declining for years
The pandemic’s economic destruction has also created new winners
How COVID, suburban migration, and technology are sweeping away legacy institutions and shaping a new 21st-century form of American Jewish identity
The era of massive densely packed urban office towers is over for good. What will take its place?
The fashionable radicalism now popular in progressive cities will ultimately fail and, in the process, hurt working people and minorities the most
The tech sector and the managerial class will get richer, while the rest of us become their serfs
Will the pandemic push America’s greatest city over the edge?
And why that’s not a good thing
For millennia Europe was the center of diaspora life but as Jews continue fleeing the continent, by the end of this century all that’s left will be a Jewish graveyard
Data suggests that the more a religious movement is concerned with progressive causes, the more likely it is to rapidly lose members