For the Elite, Being “Too Busy” Is No...

Talk about “back to the future”:  After twenty years of people touting work-life balance, we’re back to the...

published on: May 22, 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 New World of AI-Enabled Work

In our January 2017 issue, the Trends editors explained that artificial intelligence is likely to rocket real U.S. GDP...

published on: May 22, 2017

The RNA Miracle Unfolds

As explained in our September 2016 issue, RNA interference may be the most significant technology of the next...

published on: May 22, 2017

Shopping in a Digital World

published on: May 22, 2017

Roughly twenty-five years after the World Wide Web became a reality, and more than forty-five years after the first barcode scanners were invented,...

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...

The Softer Side of the Skills Gap

published on: Apr 15, 2017

When we talk about the “skills gap,” we tend to focus on the glaring shortfall in STEM skills and in blue-collar trade skills. Yet, employers...

Competition Is the Cure for America’s Sick He...

published on: Apr 15, 2017

Like public education and defense, the U.S. healthcare industry lost touch with the free-market competitive forces that set prices and allocate...

Profiting from Instagram Influencers

published on: Apr 15, 2017

In an era of declining ROI from traditional advertising budgets, marketers face mounting pressure to invest in social media marketing campaigns....

Deconstructing the Administrative State

published on: Apr 15, 2017

As Trends subscribers know, the unprecedented rise in American affluence over the past 250 years was enabled by a series of five techno-economic...

The Declining Cost of Distance

published on: Mar 15, 2017

For centuries, the cost of distance has determined where businesses produce and sell, where employers locate jobs and where families choose to live,...

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...

Now Entering the Post-Driver World

published on: Mar 15, 2017

In the 1950s, American culture was truly car-centric.  Everything from drive-in movies, to drive-in restaurants, to drive-in churches was built...

Generation Z Gets Serious About Consumption

published on: Mar 15, 2017

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

American Prosperity and Full Employment

published on: Mar 15, 2017

With the headline unemployment rate below 5 percent, it’s often said that the U.S. economy is near “full employment” and a rapid, sustained...

Millennials Are Poised to Super-Charge Growth

published on: Mar 15, 2017

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

The Demographic Revolution that Wasn't

published on: Feb 25, 2017

Politicians relying on immigration to shift America’s demographic and political center in their direction suffered a train wreck of epic proportion...

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...

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