The New Debt Threat

Debt levels are rising worldwide and extreme debt levels can lead to financial crises.  Where do we stand today? ...

published on: Sep 15, 2017

America’s Trillion-Dollar Infrastruct...

Today’s low cost of capital creates a unique opportunity to address U.S. productivity constraints and harness...

published on: Jun 24, 2017

Seizing the Opportunities Created by ...

Suddenly, the world is awash in inexpensive capital. Where did it come from? What opportunities and threats does it...

published on: Jun 24, 2017

Corporations Prepare to Collect the L...

Over thirty years ago, the Trends editors began exploring and tracking the implications of a greater share of the...

published on: May 22, 2017

The Economics of the Wall

published on: May 22, 2017

For the most part, any discussion of building a barrier along the entire U.S. border with Mexico has focused on all sorts of emotional arguments that...

China’s Day Never Came

published on: Apr 15, 2017

As India prepares to ride the next wave of industrialization and the United States prepares for a new round of techno-economic leadership, China...

America’s Coming Trade Confirmation

published on: Mar 15, 2017

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

Getting Housing Back on Track

published on: Feb 25, 2017

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

The New and Improved Economics of North Ameri...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

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

Virtual Reality Inches Closer to Commercial R...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

According to Silicon Valley pundits, virtual and augmented reality are on the verge of commercial takeoff.  But, what’s the real short- and...

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...

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