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Joel Kotkin News Clips
Webb is one answer to the weaknesses of today’s center-left, the so-called “upstairs-downstairs” coalition described by Joel Kotkin, presidential fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University. Kotkin argues in his recently published book, “The New Class Conflict,” that the Democratic Party has been taken over by what he calls “gentry liberals,” an elite that has undermined the historic purpose of the Democratic Party.
Joel recently appeared on the Rod Arquette show to talk about the social implications of President Obama's immigration policy changes. Download the attached .mp3 file to listen.
Joel talked with Jim Cuddy on the America's Democrats netcast about "Who runs america?" It's a group of elites, sometimes progressive, sometimes corporate, that is unaccountable to citizens.
as captured by Joel Kotkin in The New Class Conflict — the corresponding rise of the now-dominant class, what he calls the “New Clerisy,” that profits from the higher-education racket. The two concede the need for tracks to high-wage jobs that preclude college, but their “application of conservative and libertarian principles,” falls short of responding to the reversal of the American pecking order that Kotkin finds ominous.
If you have read Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict, you will know that the new tech oligarchies of Silicon Valley are becoming as dangerous to republican government as Standard Oil once was.
Joel recently appeared on Charles Ortel's show, On the Money, to talk about the emerging class issues covered in his new book, The New Class Conflict. Download the attached audio file to listen. Joel's segment begins at 1:05.
Joel discusses the unbridgeable wealth gap in America and other themes from The New Class Conflict on the Bloomberg Advantage radio show for a 10 minute interview. Download the attached file to listen.
The middle class (those who earn between the 30th and 70th percentiles) accounted for 53 percent of the national income in 1970, just 45 percent in 2012, according to demographer Joel Kotkin, who says “the biggest issue facing the American economy, and our political system, is the gradual descent of the middle class into proletarian status.”
Joel recently visited with Dennis Prager about the emerging clerisy class rising to power in the country's education, entertainment, and technology communities.
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Joel recently appeared on BYU radio for a broad conversation about his work and the future of the middle class. From BYU radio:
"What’s driving the rise of a new “yeoman” class? “Inflation has taken the price of housing out of reach of most people and the advent of technology has eliminated an enormous number of jobs,” says Kotkin.
Joel Kotkin of Chapman University points out that over the past decade, Houston has outperformed every major metropolitan area in income growth, population growth and migration. Since 2000, the city’s employment figures have risen by 32 percent, ranking it No. 1 in percentage job growth. In August, Houston issued more single-family housing permits than all of California.
Joel talks about the themes in The New Class Conflict in this two-segment interview on the Rod Arquette Show in Salt Lake City. Download the .mp3 files to listen.
Houston will never have the natural beauty of San Francisco, the hipness of Portland or the luxury of New York. That's not what it should strive for, says author and academic Joel Kotkin, who was in Houston last week presenting his latest research on the city.
Listen to Joel talk about the themes in his new book, The New Class Conflict, with Doug McIntyre on KABC Radio. Download the attached mp3 to listen.
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