Making the Most of America’s Aging Sc...

America’s global military, economic, and political leadership depends on being the world’s foremost source of...

published on: Jun 24, 2017

Generation Z Gets Serious About Consu...

Just when marketers were beginning to understand Millennials, a whole new set of consumers is gaining increased buying...

published on: Mar 15, 2017

Millennials Are Poised to Super-Charg...

Beginning in 1982, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose more than 1,100 percent over the next 18 years.  A...

published on: Mar 15, 2017

The Demographic Revolution that Wasn'...

Politicians relying on immigration to shift America’s demographic and political center in their direction suffered a...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

published on: Jun 15, 2016

Just when Boomers and Xers had assimilated Millennials into the workplace, here comes Gen Z.  They aren’t any more like Millennials than Boomers...

Opportunity Urbanism

published on: May 30, 2016

Demographer Joel Kotkin has identified the emergence of a new urban paradigm that maximizes growth and provides greater upward mobility. He calls...

America’s New Class Structure

published on: Apr 11, 2016

The extraordinary political anger we’ve seen play out so far in the 2016 election cycle is just one manifestation of the social restructuring...

China Hits the Demographic Great Wall

published on: Dec 19, 2015

Demography, coupled with technology and human behavior, is destiny; and unlike the other two components of “destiny’s trident,” demography is...

Addressing the Urban Mobility Challenge

published on: Nov 14, 2015

For the first time in history, more humans live in urban centers than in rural settings. One of the biggest challenges is to provide a satisfactory...

The End of Retirement

published on: Jul 11, 2015

For more than 25 years, the Trends editors have argued that the lifecycle adopted by the Greatest Generation and Silent Generation was not...

The Middle Class Recovery Has Begun

published on: Mar 16, 2015

While the American middle class has not kept pace with the top quintile of income earners since the 1980s, its progress actually stagnated during the...

The Demographics of Entrepreneurship

published on: Dec 21, 2014

American demographics are changing rapidly. What is the nature of this change? What will it mean for the all-important entrepreneurial sector of our...

The American Workforce Advantage

published on: Oct 11, 2014

Alone among the world's advanced economies, the United States will have an abundance of literate, able-bodied, working-age individuals who can...

Understanding "The Greatest Retirement Crisis...

published on: Aug 10, 2014

A recent study from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that more than half of working-age households are at risk of...

Work, Smarts, and Wealth

published on: Aug 10, 2014

One of the biggest problems with the arguments regarding the inequality of rewards is the failure to acknowledge the role played by both intelligence...

Generational Confrontation

published on: Jul 14, 2014

America's oldest Millennials are now 32 years old. As such, this generation is beginning to have an increasing impact on the workplace, marketplace,...

The Millennial Generation Falls Behind

published on: May 17, 2014

As highlighted in the April 2014 issue of Trends, Americans on average have benefited from an extraordinary increase in wealth over the past five...

Young and Desperate

published on: May 17, 2014

One of the gravest challenges facing China is a serious gender imbalance brought about as an unintended consequence of misguided population planning...

The Inequality Debate Continues

published on: Mar 22, 2014

Ever since the 1980s, there has been a widespread perception that income and wealth inequality in the United States was increasing and that this...

The Densification of Society

published on: Nov 7, 2013

In 2007, for the first time in history, more people lived in cities than in rural areas.  This has profound implications for employment,...

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