Economics

The Moral Grandstanding Behind San Francisco's Reparations Plan

San Francisco, long a bastion of extremist progressivism, is currently outdoing itself.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: Progressive Conservatism

On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Francis H Buckley,  read more »

Are Big Cities Past Their Prime?

New York. Los Angeles. Boston. San Francisco. Call them America's "superstars." With mega populations, these urban hubs have long reigned as the nation's economic, social, and cultural capitals.  read more »

Show-Offs and Their Big Houses

What primarily intrigues me about people who willingly show themselves and their oversized properties off in places like the Wall Street Journal’s Mansion section is…why?  read more »

March 24th Event: The Next California Migration

California poses many challenges for the middle- and working-class. As a result, there is a significant migration of people, jobs, and opportunities— both within and outside the state.  read more »

Webinar: Restoring the California Dream

A new report by Joel Kotkin, Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and Marshall Toplansky, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science at Chapman University lays out the challenges faced by middle and working-class Californians.  read more »

Metro Columbus Lands Massive Intel Plants

Governor Mike DeWine announced today (January 21, 2022) that Intel will build two semi-conductor plants in suburban Licking County, in the Columbus metropolitan area.  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 »

Even Elon Musk is Leaving California Behind

The announcement that Tesla is moving its headquarters to Texas may not be a surprise, but it confirms trends that California’s progressive gentry simply refuse to acknowledge. Tesla, among the diminishing number of large manufacturers based in the state, joins a growing exodus  read more »