America’s Coming Trade Confirmation

Global trade is entering a new era in which America’s role in the world shifts.  What changes are ahead?  What are...

published on: Mar 15, 2017

Getting Housing Back on Track

It’s been just over ten years since the Trends editors advised subscribers to sell their homes into the hot real...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

The New and Improved Economics of Nor...

As forecast in Ride the Wave by Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich, the miraculous advances of shale-based energy are...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

Virtual Reality Inches Closer to Comm...

According to Silicon Valley pundits, virtual and augmented reality are on the verge of commercial takeoff.  But,...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

The Economic Spoils of War

published on: Jan 16, 2017

After eight years of ambivalent commitment to national security and global leadership, the United States is poised to reassert its position as the...

Welcome to the New American Economic Revoluti...

published on: Dec 15, 2016

Like him or loathe him, the election of Donald J. Trump represents a major inflection point in economic policy.  What are the biggest areas of...

India’s Coming Economic Surge

published on: Nov 15, 2016

In the first half of the twenty-first century, India will boast a unique combination of youth, scale, and compatibility with the rest of the...

The Great Acceleration Ahead

published on: Nov 15, 2016

Despite the doubts expressed by many, we’re now emerging into an era of accelerating economic growth, which will benefit virtually everyone. ...

The Rise of the Shadow Banks

published on: Oct 15, 2016

Even as politicians rail against the “too big to fail banking system” that participated in the 2008 financial crisis, a whole new class of...

China’s $5 Trillion a Year Growth Opportunity...

published on: Oct 15, 2016

China’s economic emergence since the early 1980s represents an unprecedented story of success.  However, its debt-fueled investment economy,...

Coming to Grips with Diminished Expectations

published on: Sep 15, 2016

For the most part, today’s pension plans and retirement accounts are based upon what seem to be unrealistic assumptions.  What is realistic? ...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Gains Moment...

published on: Jun 15, 2016

The World Economic Forum calls it the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Top consulting firms like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and...

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...

China’s Geopolitical Game Plan

published on: May 30, 2016

Today China faces unprecedented challenges as the world economy is transformed by technology, demography, and human behavior. Some expect China to...

The Global Automotive Revolution Just Ahead

published on: Mar 16, 2016

If one technology embodied and drove the 20th century mass production era, it was the automobile. This led to an explosion of living standards and...

The Accelerating Digitization of the U.S. Eco...

published on: Feb 17, 2016

The Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution is rapidly exiting the Transition Stage and entering the Deployment Stage, during which its full economic and...

The Economics of Illegal Immigration

published on: Feb 17, 2016

The Trends editors have examined America’s need to proactively recruit the best talent from around the world, particularly STEM graduates of...

America’s Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Waste Re...

published on: Jan 23, 2016

The best available estimates indicate that roughly 35 percent of the resources consumed by the $2.9 trillion U.S. healthcare sector are wasted. That...

A Tidal Wave of Chinese Cash Is Hitting the U...

published on: Jan 23, 2016

Billions of dollars in Chinese investments are flowing into the U.S. to purchase property. This is affecting commercial real estate (as Chinese...

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...

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