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Joel Kotkin News Clips
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."
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Joel recently participated in a panel discussion on LA's KCRW radio. The episode was titled, "Who Is Leaving Los Angeles Because of Housing Prices?". More from KCRW:
As Joel Kotkin explains in a column for the Orange County Register, the global Jewish community is rapidly becoming a regional Jewish community. According to Kotkin, four out of every five Jews now lives in either Israel or the United States. In 1939, that number was one in four. Rising anti-Semitism throughout the world–and not just Western Europe–has combined with a dwindling birth rate to produce demographic decline in most of the world’s Jewish communities.
Joel recently appeared on the Larry Elder Show to talk about the current state of the middle class in America and how it is eroding. Listen via the embedded player below.
Joel talks with KABC radio in Southern California about race conflict and how we discuss race in American society. Joel points out that discussing race must include a look at race in terms of economics. Download the file below to listen.
Listen to Joel appears at Dawn Bennett's Financial Myth Busting to talk about trends in population and economic class:
Busting the Overpopulation Myth. Joel Kotkin, author & fellow at Chapman University, on why Japan’s dramatically declining birth rate hurts its future growth prospects, why a growing population helps America, and how America’s middle-class is increasingly looking a lot like the lower class.
Joel recently talked with Seattle's KUOW radio about the importance of class issues in America. Follow he link below to listen.
Joel appeared on PJTV with Glenn Reynolds to discuss the Obama Administration's relationship with Wall Street. From PJTV:
New Geography's Joel Kotkin talks to Glenn Reynolds about the Obama Administration's love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Kotkin reminds viewers that President Obama has always had a cozy relationship with the financial services industry, notwithstanding his negative rhetoric regarding banks and banking.
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But perhaps the most insightful description of the Golden State is offered by Chapman University professor Joel Kotkin, a Los Angeles Democrat who has written for years about the “new feudalism” emerging in his adopted state. He’s documented the growing gap between the well-educated high earners in affluent communities and the rest of California — both the stagnant, struggling middle class and the impoverished.
Joel recently appeared on Ed Berliner's show Midpoint on NewsmaxTV to talk about the prospects of America's immigrant workers and American immigration policy. View the show in the player below.
Were progressives serious about what used to preoccupy America’s left — entrenched elites, crony capitalism and other impediments to upward mobility — they would study “The New Class Conflict,” by Joel Kotkin, a lifelong Democrat.
Joel Kotkin, presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University, argues, as Edsall puts it, "that the Democratic Party has been taken over by what [Kotkin] calls 'gentry liberals,' an elite that has undermined the historic purpose of the Democratic Party. ... Most Democratic politicians and strategists, according to Kotkin, 'just have no feel at all -- as Harry Truman and Bill Clinton did, for example -- for the aspirations of the middle class. This is why they are losing them, and deservedly so.'"
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