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Joel was recently interviewed by TribLIVE regarding the downsizing of the American dream. Click below to read the interview.
The picture he paints looks like an exaggerated version of California, with its high levels of economic inequality and poverty, its cultural segregation of affluent non-immigrants and low-skill immigrants, its lavish public pensions and its aggressive economic regulation in disregard of economic cost. For details, see the writings of California-based Joel Kotkin.
Joel recently appeared on KABC Radio in Los Angeles to discuss poverty in California and the public policies aiming to address it. Download the attached mp3 to listen.
Just as conservatives who [hanker] for a return to the '50s are sure to be disappointed, urban advocates who suggest a "return to the city" for middle-class families will be as well.
...demographer Joel Kotkin wrote, “California is a great state in which to be rich,” but he added that affluence in California “co-exists alongside unconscionable poverty.” He pointed out that in the Golden State, the poverty rate for Latinos is 33.7 percent and for African Americans, 30 percent. Both those percentages are well above national averages.
A recent study shows just how opportunity is improving in Virginia for diverse groups. The Center for Opportunity Urbanism surveyed 52 cities and ranked people of African American, Asian and Hispanic descent in such categories as income, homeownership and population and income growth.
Joel recently appeared on KABC's McIntyre in the Morning to talk about the Latino population in California and its prospects for the future. Listen by downloading the 7 minute podcast below.
Jacksonville, Florida, wins the prize for best American city – for Latinos. A study by the Center for Opportunity Urbanism determined which U.S. cities are most welcoming to minorities. It considered affordable housing, median household incomes, self-employment rates and population growth. Joel Kotkin, executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, discusses the study findings with Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd.
Urban-studies scholar Joel Kotkin points out that the nation needs manufacturing to balance the “ephemeral economy” of technology and information. This is where reindustrialization comes in.
Joel recently talked with Jeffrey Angelo of WHO Radio in Des Moines about the findings in his new report discussing the best cities for minorities. Joel appears 30 minutes into the show (about 30%). Listen using the player below.
….by Joel Kotkin’s Center for Opportunity Urbanism, measures (by median household income, self-employment, housing affordability and population growth) the best and worst cities for America’s racial minorities. Its finding puts self-styled progressives to shame: Of the top 15 cities for African-Americans today, 13 are in the former Confederacy.
Joel Kotkin, an expert on global, economic, political and social trends, says cities such as Cleveland have growth potential that areas like the Silicon Valley don't have.
Kotkin argues that the term "Rust Belt," generally used to describe once thriving industrial areas in the Great Lakes states, are now too often characterized by economic decline, population loss and urban decay.
A different story needs to be told, he said.
Joel recently appeared on the Bloomberg Advantage radio show to discuss the California housing market and the implication of the growing divide between those who can afford to buy a house and those who cannot.
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Joel was recently interviewed by CCTV about the future of Singapore, the Asian economy, and the leadership of Lee Kuan Yew. Watch the interview embedded below.
Joel was featured in a short ReasonTV piece about public investments in private sports statiums. From ReasonTV:
"Anybody that drives around Southern California can tell you the infrastructure is falling apart," says Joel Kotkin, a fellow of urban studies at Chapman University and author of the book The New Class Conflict. "And then we’re going to give money so a bunch of corporate executives can watch a football game eight times a year? It’s absurd."
Watch the piece below:
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