Blogs

Despite Surges, Rural Death Rates Remain Far Lower

There have been reports of rising Covid-19 infection rates in rural areas and even “surges,” such as here and here.  read more »

Northwest Arkansas Economic Recovery Strategy

COVID-19 presents great challenges to Northwest Arkansas (NWA) as it does to every community, but the region is in strong standing to weather this global pandemic.

Ensuring it does so requires leveraging – and enhancing – the region’s economic, social and demographic strengths while addressing its weaknesses.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — Kyle Harper

On today's episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by guest Kyle Harper, a professor of classics at the University of Oklahoma. Their discussion looks to the past, particularly the fall of Rome to help understand the problems of today.  read more »

Downtown Employment Estimates

Robert Manduca, who made an extremely detailed map of job locations in the US  read more »

COVID Deaths & High Urban Population Densities (October 5 Update)

The Figures below provide an update through October 5, 2020 to the relationship between county urban densities and COVID-19 death rates.  read more »

Virtual Town Hall – Middle Class Survival Strategies

Join us October 17th for a live interactive webinar on how the middle class can survive and thrive during this time of social and economic uncertainty.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — Fred and Harry Siegel

On today's episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by guests Harry and Fred Siegel. Fred is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His son, Harry is a senior editor at the Daily Beast. Their conversation covers the future trends of cities, the workforce, and Manhattan.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — How COVID is Shifting Corporate Location Strategy with Jay Garner

On today's episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky welcome Jay Garner. Jay is CEO of Garner Economics as well as the Chair of the Site Selectors Guild. This episode explores the topic of site selection and how companies are choosing sites for their expansions. The group talks about how these types of decisions have been affected by the pandemic.  read more »

COVID Deaths & High Urban Population Densities (September 13 Update)

The Figures below provide an update through September 13, 2020 to the relationship between county urban densities and COVID-19 death rates. The data continues to show a strong association between higher urban densities and death rates.  read more »

How COVID is Shaping the Office of the Future with Gensler's Kirstie Acevedo & Jim Young

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by guests Jim Young and Kirstie Acevedo of Gensler, the largest design and architecture firm in the world. Their conversation covers the future trends and needs of office spaces and what kinds of issues employers are facing in our current world.  read more »