Economy

California High Speed Rail: More Cost Overruns & Delays? (Los Angeles Times)

According to Los Angeles Times reporter Ralph Vartabedian (see: Cost overruns hit California bullet train again amid a new financial crunch, October 8), the troubled California high speed rail system could face additional cost overruns.  read more »

Housing Boom? Not in the Land of Lincoln

You’d think housing prices are rising everywhere in America, the way the current boom is discussed. And that’s nearly true, for lots of reasons  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 »

Demand for Highways and Productivity

Editors Note: The following letter was sent by Alan E Pisarski to The Wall Street Journal in response to articles on highway productivity  read more »

UK Economy Survives Pandemic: Government Assistance and Remote Work the Reasons

In an article entitled “Financial hit from Covid far less drastic than feared,” The Times of London reported on July 8 reported that “Unemployment, debt and earnings have not worsened significantly as a result of the pandemic  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 »

Bulletin: China Leads US in Air Passengers for the First Time

A Thursday morning (February 11, 2021) announcement from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) shows that US air passenger volumes have fallen behind China for the first time. This is also the first time that the US has not been the world leader, based on available data.  read more »

Big City Talent Markets Were Getting Hit Pre-Pandemic

One impact of the coronavirus has been to accelerate some trends that were already present in the marketplace beforehand.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast, with John Russo

On today's episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky interview John Russo, co-author of Steel Town USA and a visiting scholar at Georgetown University.  read more »