28 episodes

With the new class structure resembling that of the Medieval times, opportunity is quickly disappearing for small business people, property owners, skilled workers and private sector professionals.
Join world-renown author Joel Kotkin and tech-entrepreneur Marshall Toplansky as they explore what we can do to liberate the global middle class.
They sit down with business, government, and citizen leaders to uncover the trends and give you the insights and tools to forge a better future.
Joel Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, Executive Director of the Urban Reform Institute, and an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. His most recent book, The Coming of Neo-Feudalism is now available for pre-order.
Marshall N. Toplansky is a widely published and award-winning marketing professional and successful entrepreneur. He co-founded KPMG's data andanalytics center of excellence and now teaches and consults corporations on their analytics strategies.
This show is supported by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

Feudal Future Joel Kotkin & Marshall Toplansky

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With the new class structure resembling that of the Medieval times, opportunity is quickly disappearing for small business people, property owners, skilled workers and private sector professionals.
Join world-renown author Joel Kotkin and tech-entrepreneur Marshall Toplansky as they explore what we can do to liberate the global middle class.
They sit down with business, government, and citizen leaders to uncover the trends and give you the insights and tools to forge a better future.
Joel Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, Executive Director of the Urban Reform Institute, and an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. His most recent book, The Coming of Neo-Feudalism is now available for pre-order.
Marshall N. Toplansky is a widely published and award-winning marketing professional and successful entrepreneur. He co-founded KPMG's data andanalytics center of excellence and now teaches and consults corporations on their analytics strategies.
This show is supported by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

    America Under Biden's New Tax Plan

    America Under Biden's New Tax Plan

    On this episode of Feudal Future,  hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Hank Adler, Associate Professor of Accounting for Chapman University, and Steven Malanga, City Journal’s senior editor, to discuss Biden's new tax plan.

    Hank Adler was in public accounting for thirty-four years, the last twenty as a tax partner at Deloitte & Touche. He joined the faculty of Chapman University in 2003. Mr. Adler has served on several corporate and community boards of directors. His research has been published by The Wall Street Journal, Tax Notes, Prentice Hall and Tax Magazine. His interests include theories of taxation and board governance.

    Steven Malanga is the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal’s senior editor. He writes about the intersection of urban economies, business communities, and public policy. Malanga is the author of The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today (2005); The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan than Today’s (2007), coauthored with Heather Mac Donald and Victor Davis Hanson; and Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer (2010).

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    This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

    Education Exposed? Learning in a Post-Covid World with Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller

    Education Exposed? Learning in a Post-Covid World with Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller

    On this episode of Feudal Future,  hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and the Interim Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies.

    A member of Chapman's faculty since 2005, Dr. Miller holds the rank of tenured full professor with a joint appointment to Schmid College of Science and Technology. In addition to her teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, Dr. Miller has served as principal or co-principal investigator on state and federal research grants representing more than $3.5 million in funding and has published numerous refereed articles, book chapters, and comprehensive historical abstracts. Her research centers on teacher professional development, the home-to-school connection, and STEM education. She serves as the immediate past chair of the Small Colleges Special Interest Group of the Professional and Organizational Developers (POD) Network and served as both the Division K Teacher Education Program Co-Chair for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from 2013-2016 and the contributing editor to NSTA’s Science Scope journal from 2005-2009.


    Learn more about Roxanne Greitz Miller here: https://bit.ly/2PsabkQ


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    This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

    The Future of Africa's Middle Class

    The Future of Africa's Middle Class

    On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Bheki Mahlobo, Research Assistant at the Centre For Risk Analysis and Hugo Kruger, structural engineer and specialist in African economics.

    Bheki is a Research Assistant at the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA). In this role, he is primarily involved in writing chapters for the Socio-Economic Survey of South Africa, an annual publication that provides information and data on major trends in various social and economic fields.


    Learn more about Bheki Mahlobo here: https://bit.ly/3tebXo2


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    This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

    More Than a Shot; Covid Vaccines and Lessons from the Pandemic

    More Than a Shot; Covid Vaccines and Lessons from the Pandemic

    This episode is about the Covid Vaccines and the future of pandemics

    On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Beth Brown, Ph.D., R.Ph and CTO of Rev Pharmaceuticals who has over  20 years of leadership experience in pharmaceutical development and commercialization of over 30 products  & Ron Jordan 
    Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Chapman University.

    An entrepreneur and pharmacy leader with informatics expertise Jordan founded businesses in Hospice and pain management pharmacy, health benefits software, and informatics consulting. Ron was also an executive at companies offering an internet consumer prescription marketplace, supply chain transformation, and health insurance. Formerly President of the American Pharmacists Association and Trustee, NCPDP, he was instrumental in pharmacy’s patient care focus and developing consensus standards for electronic health information.

    Beth Brown is the Chief Technology Officer of Rev Pharmaceuticals. REV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“REV” or the “Company”) is a pharmaceutical company engaged in developing and marketing cutting-edge nutraceutical-based products to create revolutionary improvements in health and wellness. REV Pharmaceuticals brings together the best of human biology, pharma/medical device development, business operations, and product commercialization.  The company is founded by renowned Scientists and Entrepreneurs with proven track records. Over the last 10 years, three scientists researched the biochemistry to develop natural products that do not require a prescription (over-the-counter (OTC)), are easy to use, convenient to purchase, and discrete

    Learn more about Ron Jordan here: https://bit.ly/3ruT66B

    Learn more about Beth Brown here: https://bit.ly/3dmeR3I

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    This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

    Head to Head: The Debate on Minimum Wage

    Head to Head: The Debate on Minimum Wage

    On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research Robert Scott & the Director of Economic Policy Studies and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Michael Strain.

    Michael R. Strain is the Director of Economic Policy Studies and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he oversees the Institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, international trade and finance, tax and budget policy, welfare economics, health care policy, and related areas.

    Dr. Strain’s latest book, “The American Dream is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It)” was published by Templeton Press on February 28, 2020.

    Robert E. Scott joined the Economic Policy Institute in 1997 and is currently director of trade and manufacturing policy research. His areas of research include international economics, the impacts of trade and manufacturing policies on working people in the United States and other countries, the economic impacts of foreign investment, and the macroeconomic effects of trade and capital flows and exchange rates. 

    Learn more about Robert Scott here: https://bit.ly/3rRSfOj

    Learn more about Michael Strain here: https://bit.ly/30Mxc3O
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    This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

    Examining China's Urban Growth with Austin Williams

    Examining China's Urban Growth with Austin Williams

    On this episode of Feudal Future, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Austin Williams. Austin Rhys Williams is course leader/senior lecturer in PG Dip Professional Practice in Architecture at Kingston School of Art; and honorary research fellow at XJTLU University in China.

    He is the director of the Future Cities Project, China correspondent for the Architectural Review and has written for a range of publications; from the Times Literary Supplement to Top Gear; from Dezeen to The Economist.

    His latest books are "China's Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities" (Bloomsbury, 2017) and "New Chinese Architecture: Twenty Women Building the Future" (Thames & Hudson, forthcoming, 2019). His previous books include: "The Enemies of Progress", "The Future of Community" and "The Lure of the City". He co-founded the mantownhuman manifesto (featured in Penguin Classics "100 Artists' Manifestos") and the New Narratives initiative. (Kingston)

    Learn more about Austin Williams here: https://bit.ly/37WjUG8


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    Tweet thoughts: @joelkotkin, @mtoplansky, #FeudalFuture #BeyondFeudalism

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    This show is presented by the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy, which focuses on research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends and explores policies that might produce favorable demographic results over time.

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Salsandi ,

Great stuff

I heard Kotkin interviewed by Steve Bannon and I bought the book. So glad to find the podcasts so I can soak in the sauce for a while before I grapple with the meat in the book. I suspect Bannon is right. This is the warning we must heed in order to stop the property less unfulfilled existence that could be around the corner to neo-feudalism.
Loving the podcasts.

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