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125+ Years Savings for House Down Payment in L.A., S.F. and San Jose

A just published report by Knock.com (see note) estimates that, at current prices, the median income household could require between 115 and 167 years to save for a down payment on the median priced new home in some major metropolitan areas.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: The Purpose Behind the Podcast

This special in-person episode welcomes our audience to Season 2 of our show. Joel and Marshall share the purpose behind the podcast as well as memorable moments and learning lessons along the way.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: Is There Hope? The Future of California Politics

On this episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Tom Campbell, former congressman, and Shawn Steel, republican national committee member.  read more »

WSDOT Secretary Consults with Political Advocates on Response to WPC Study, Has No Real Dispute With Our Data

In 2019, Washington Policy Center asked national transportation expert Wendell Cox to evaluate transportation planning in the Puget Sound region.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: The Reshoring Revolution — Is This the Future of America?

On this episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by JR Turner, managing director of the Americas, Michelle Comerford, project director and industrial supply chain practice leader, and Harry Moser, founder and president of The Reshoring Initiative. The panel takes a deep dive into reshoring.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — Inside the Republic: China's History From Leading Historian Ross Terrill

On this episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Ross Terrill, China specialist and Associate in Research at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: What Works Best? The Office Debate: Work From Home vs. Work at the Office

On today’s episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Doug Holte, the President of Irvine Company Office Properties and formerly served as a West Coast regional partner with the international real estate firm Hines, Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm that helps employers understand and prepare for the future of work  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — Madness in the Ruling Class: Who is Leading Our Country?

On today’s episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Julius Krein, editor of American Affairs, and Aaron Renn, an opinion-leading urban analyst  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — Power & Responsibility: Tech's Control from the Eyes of a VC

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Andrew Romans, Venture Capitalist, 3x author, advisor to Corporate Venture Capital Groups  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: America Under Biden's New Tax Plan

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Hank Adler, Associate Professor of Accounting for Chapman University, and Steven Malanga, City Journal’s senior editor, to discuss Biden's new tax plan.  read more »