Articles by Joel Kotkin
Demography vs. Geography: Understanding the Political Future
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
- Demography favors Democrats, as the influence of Latinos and millennials grows. Geography favors the GOP, as the fastest-growing states are solid red. A look ...
Toward a Continental Growth Strategy
Thursday, October 28, 2010
- North America remains easily the most favored continent both by demography and resources. The political party that harnesses this reality will own the ...
Urban Plight: Vanishing Upward Mobility
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
- Boosters still maintain that big cities remain unique centers for social uplift, but evidence suggests this is increasingly no longer the case.
The War Against Suburbia
Thursday, January 21, 2010
- A year into the Obama administration, America’s dominant geography, suburbia, is now in open revolt against an urban-centric regime.
The Blue-State Meltdown and the Collapse of the Chicago Model
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- This should be the moment the Blue Man basks in glory. An urbane president sits in the White House and a San Francisco liberal runs the House. But blue states ...
The Luxury City vs. the Middle Class
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
- The sustainable city of the future will rest on the revival of traditional institutions that have faded in many of today’s cities.
Sundown for California
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
- Millions once moved to California for its boundless promise, but time has not been kind to the Golden State.
The Democrats’ Dilemma
Monday, July 14, 2008
- A major shift in the composition of the American economy has transformed the Democratic Party and poses deep challenges to its future.
Lone Star Rising
Monday, March 17, 2008
- How a combination of ambition, entrepreneurship, trade, and tolerance made Houston America’s booming opportunity city.
The New Economic Map of America
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
- The geography of the U.S. economy is constantly shifting. Now, writes JOEL KOTKIN, the hinterlands are getting their revenge on the big cities of the East and ...