Joel Kotkin

California: A Case Study of the Interaction between Social Policy & the American Dream?

California: A Case Study of the Interaction between Social Policy & the American Dream?

A recent Orange County Register column reviews the changes in California’s economy over the last 40 years: Forty years ago, California was the role model for education, particularly with its network of community colleges, state universities and, at the apex, the University of California system. Today, that reputation is unraveling. For one thing, we are […]

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The Changing Geography of Asian Americans

The Changing Geography of Asian Americans

Over at New Geography Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox have a piece about the changing residential patterns among Asian Americans and how those changes could affect the US economy: Asia is now the largest source of legal immigrants to the U.S., constituting 40% of new arrivals in 2013. They are the country’s highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing […]

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Which Parts of the US Will Grow Fastest?

Which Parts of the US Will Grow Fastest?

That’s the question New Geography’s Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill trying to answer with an infographic in a recent issue of Forbes.  They describe their findings over at the NewGeography blog.  Click on the image to see their prognostications.

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New Report:  Home Ownership Will Remain Important to US Economy

New Report: Home Ownership Will Remain Important to US Economy

Newgeography just released a new report on the future of the American housing market: . . . [Media] reports of foreclosed housing in suburban tracts, particularly in the exurban reaches of major metropolitan areas, led to widespread reports of the “death of suburbia” and the imminent rise of a new, urban-centric “generation rent.” Yet despite […]

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Update:  Knowledge Workers Do Matter

Update: Knowledge Workers Do Matter

Last week we featured an analysis by Joel Kotkin that argued that the current emphasis on knowledge workers was misplaced.  He cited the growth in mining and manufacturing in the Midwest and South as indicators that economic development is still mostly about blue collar employment.   One thing to note in his analysis is that he […]

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Maybe All This “Knowledge Worker” Stuff is Bunk

Maybe All This “Knowledge Worker” Stuff is Bunk

Could be.  After all, the success stories in the global economy seem to be all about material goods, not the manipulation of abstract concepts.  That’s the assertion made by Joel Kotkin over at the New Geography blog: Today virtually all the “material boy” states now boast unemployment well below the national average; the lowest are […]

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