economics

The Unexpected Future

We need to consider ways to reverse or at least slow rapid depopulation

Joel Kotkin Wendell Cox
Joel Kotkin / Wendell Cox
14 min read

Green Dreams, Inflationary Realities

We must find ways to combat climate change without incurring devastating inflation, greater class division, the immiseration of the middle class, and the destitution of the poor.

Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
15 min read

A Life Worthwhile

The dignity that comes with a job is more important than the salary.

Magnus Henrekson
Magnus Henrekson
10 min read

Reconsidering the City

If they are to survive and thrive, cities need to become more people-friendly.

Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
10 min read

Woke Capitalism’s Tragedy of the Commons

Woke capitalism is rational, but it is also unsustainable.

Ilya Levine
Ilya Levine
6 min read

Piketty’s Progress

A review of A Brief History of Equality [https://www.amazon.com/Brief-History-Equality-Thomas-Piketty/dp/0674273559/] by Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, 288 pages (April 2022) As I write this, the city of Rotterdam is considering a request to dismantle one of its historic bridges to grant Jeff Bezos’s super-yacht (too

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
10 min read

The Dangers of Western Complacency

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has revived the Western alliance. After years of drift and self-doubt, the West has been reminded of its historic and institutional uniqueness by seeing the contrast between the atavistic revanchism of Vladimir Putin and the heroism of Ukraine’s defenders. Once again, our collective purpose

Fredrik Erixon and Dalibor Rohac
Fredrik Erixon and Dalibor Rohac
6 min read

Serfing the Future?

Land ownership has shaped civilizations from their beginnings, with a constant interplay between great powers—the aristocracy, the state, the Church, the emperor—and those below them. History has oscillated between periods of greater dispersion of ownership, and those that favored greater concentration. Today, we live in an era of

Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox
Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox
11 min read