Category Archives: Joel Kotkin

Robert Stark talks about the symbolic vs. material causes of our Nation’s political turmoil













Robert Stark is joined with Matt Pegan to discuss issues relating to Robert’s Unz Review article, The Real Wealth Gap:
The intergenerational wealth gap, the housing crisis, and how “BLM vs. MAGA” poisons the discussion on every issue


The material vs. symbolic factors of our current political turmoil
The material based critique of woke ideology and limitations of a purely material based outlook
Comparing data on the racial wealth gap with the generational wealth gap
Millennials’ screwed economic status, the appeal of Bernie’s campaign, and an overall failure to invest in future generations
More on the motivation of corporate support for woke causes
The iconoclastic nature of neoliberalism to erase history and conceal power
Political symbolism in architecture(ex. statues, skyscrapers, single family homes, and public spaces)
Christopher Lasch’s The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy
Fox News host Lara Logan compares up-zoning to agenda of Antifa
Woke urbanist thought vs. the material benefits of YIMBY polices for millennials
Whether this new generation of urban flight to the suburbs will sustain the power of Woke neoliberalism


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Robert Stark Interviews Keith Preston on the Declining Middle Class & the Rise of Populism










Robert Stark interviews Keith Preston of Attack the System on the decline of the American middle class and the prospects for radical populism. Topics include:

  • Joel Kotkin’s book The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
  • Neo-liberalism 
  • Left-wing oligarchy
  • The Tea Party
  • Cracks in the Left coalition
  • The emergence of a permanent Right-wing opposition
  • The decline of the Republican Party
  • The prison-industrial complex
  • Why more men than women are raped in America