China’s Unprecedented Demographic Crisis

Over the past 40 years, China has benefited from the greatest economic rise is human history.  When it emerged onto...

published on: Aug 15, 2020

Coping with an Aging Society

Americans 65 and older are now 16% of the population and will make up 21% by 2035.  At that point, they will...

published on: Aug 15, 2020

The Rise of the New American Community

The COVID19 crisis has given workers an opportunity to reevaluate where they live and work.  Why are Americans...

published on: May 15, 2020

Evolving U.S. Demographic Challenges

The U.S. population is growing at a very slow pace and the working-age population is growing even slower. What’s...

published on: Jan 15, 2020

America’s Great Middle-Class Boom Has Begun

published on: Nov 15, 2019

As Professor Carlota Perez forecast two decades ago, the tumultuous “transition phase” of the Digital Techno-Economic Revolution is now being...

Great Power Demographics

published on: Sep 15, 2019

As Trends subscribers know, the future is determined by trends in demography, technology, and human behavior.  Of these three, demography is the...

The New Reality of Sino-American Relations

published on: Sep 15, 2019

For the past 25 years, the United States has executed a strategy based on the idea that a combination of persistent engagement and prudent hedging...

The Relationship Between Urban Density and...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

As population has migrated from “rural” to “urban” locations, affluence has also risen.  What is the relationship between population density...

America’s Emerging Job Imperative

published on: Jan 15, 2019

As discussed in prior issues, America is at a tipping point, somewhat analogous to those we faced during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and...

The Brave New World Comes to California

published on: Nov 15, 2018

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

Embracing MOOCs Will Close the Skills Gap

published on: May 15, 2018

Unemployment is at record lows, and skilled jobs are increasingly going unfilled. Bain & Company estimates that between now and 2030, between $5...

Millennials find a Home

published on: Apr 15, 2018

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

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

published on: Feb 15, 2018

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

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...

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...

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