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Archive of posts published in the tag: Joel Kotkin

Gentry Liberalism

Gentry liberalism effectively amounts to a sea change in what is now widely referred to as progressive politics. In the new formulation, the great raison d’ê tre for left- wing politics— advocating for the middle and working classes— has been…

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Liberal Inequality

The most profound level of inequality and bifurcated class structure is found in the densest and most influential urban environment in North America— Manhattan. In 1980, Manhattan ranked seventeenth among the nation’s more than 3,000 counties in income inequality; by…

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The Modern Source of Abusive Power

From The National Review George Will writes Government for the Strongest and Richest Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at last noticed…

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Authoritarian Posers of Capitalism

Joel Kotkin writes Choosing Fortune Over Freedom Excerpts: This is not surprising, given the rapid progress that country has made in recent years. China has expanded its share of global gross domestic product from 2 percent in 1995 to 12 percent in…

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A Coalition of Conflicting Interests

Joel Kotkin writes The Three-Headed Democratic Party in New Geography: Excerpts: Today we can speak really of three Democratic parties, each with a separate class interest. Their divisions are as deep, perhaps more so, as that between the mainstream Republican…

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Ignoring the Obvious

Art Laffer and Stephen Moore write in the Wall Street Journal, 4/21/12, A 50-State Tax Lesson for the President. Excerpts: Over the past decade, states without an income tax have seen 58% higher population growth than the national average, and…

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