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Book Review: The City: A Global History by Joel Kotkin

There is an increasing draw to cities. I am not sure if this trend will continue, in fact I have my doubts that it will, regardless of that the truth remains that societies in general and Christians in particular need to give attention to the cities of the world. 832 more words


Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%

Thanks to their cozy relationship with the Obama administration, a new class of super-wealthy oligarchs keeps getting more powerful while the country’s middle class shrinks. 781 more words
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Update from Austin, and a Warm Welcome too

I’m currently in the City of Austin, the capital of the great state of Texas. I’ll be here for the quite some time, so if you can visualize me in a cowboy hat instead of on a beach in California, that’d be great. 303 more words

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Downtown in a Polycentric Region

This Joel Kotkin piece on downtown LA is about a month old, but I missed it and @720thruLA pointed it out recently.

Joel Kotkin’s latest dispatch pitches SoCal’s regional decline as the counternarrative to downtown LA’s renaissance, and posits that the regional story is more important. 1,476 more words