The Brave New World Comes to Californ...

Whether you compare it to Huxley’s Brave New World or an info-tech reinterpretation of Medieval Europe or the...

published on: Nov 15, 2018

Embracing MOOCs Will Close the Skills...

Unemployment is at record lows, and skilled jobs are increasingly going unfilled. Bain & Company estimates that...

published on: May 15, 2018

Millennials find a Home

Millennials are getting a late start in life because of factors beyond their control, just like the Greatest...

published on: Apr 15, 2018

The Geo-demography of America’s NEW E...

The big winners of the so-called “Installation Phase” of the Digital Techno-Economic Revolution were the makers of...

published on: Feb 15, 2018

The power of Generational Cycles

published on: Jan 15, 2018

Analyzing trends requires an understanding of how demography, technology and human behavior interact to shape our constantly evolving economy.  At...

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

published on: Jun 24, 2017

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

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,...

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...

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...

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