Addressing the Urban Mobility Challenge

For the first time in history, more humans live in urban centers than in rural settings. One of the biggest challenges...

published on: Nov 14, 2015

The End of Retirement

For more than 25 years, the Trends editors have argued that the lifecycle adopted by the Greatest Generation and...

published on: Jul 11, 2015

The Middle Class Recovery Has Begun

While the American middle class has not kept pace with the top quintile of income earners since the 1980s, its...

published on: Mar 16, 2015

The Demographics of Entrepreneurship

American demographics are changing rapidly. What is the nature of this change? What will it mean for the all-important...

published on: Dec 21, 2014

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...

Generational Confrontation

published on: Jul 14, 2014

America's oldest Millennials are now 32 years old. As such, this generation is beginning to have an increasing impact on the workplace, marketplace,...

The Millennial Generation Falls Behind

published on: May 17, 2014

As highlighted in the April 2014 issue of Trends, Americans on average have benefited from an extraordinary increase in wealth over the past five...

Young and Desperate

published on: May 17, 2014

One of the gravest challenges facing China is a serious gender imbalance brought about as an unintended consequence of misguided population planning...

The Inequality Debate Continues

published on: Mar 22, 2014

Ever since the 1980s, there has been a widespread perception that income and wealth inequality in the United States was increasing and that this...

The Densification of Society

published on: Nov 7, 2013

In 2007, for the first time in history, more people lived in cities than in rural areas.  This has profound implications for employment,...

Ready or Not, Here Comes the Post-China World

published on: Oct 8, 2013

China is in the process of transitioning from being the world’s export-driven, cheap-labor manufacturing nexus to a middle-income, consumer-driven...

Moving Toward a Color-Blind Society

published on: Aug 13, 2013

Affirmative action policies based on race and ethnicity were implemented in many countries in hopes of remedying the future ramifications of past...

Where's the Growth?

published on: Jun 7, 2013

As Trends subscribers know, geodemography is destiny. The success of a business, career, or life is largely dependent on being at the right place at...

The Population Implosion Takes Center Stage

published on: May 8, 2013

For nearly 25 years, the Trends editors have been highlighting "the graying planet" and the "population implosion" facing the EU, Japan, and Russia....

Facing Up to Our Mismanagement of Population Aging

published on: Apr 12, 2013

Since at least 1988, the Trends editors have been sounding warnings about the inevitable crisis associated with the aging of humanity. Today, it's...

Understanding the Millennial Consumer

published on: Sep 1, 2012

Every generation is influenced by its context. Like the Boomers, Millennials represent a huge age cohort that reshapes the economy as it moves...

Can the War on Poverty Still Be Won?

published on: Sep 1, 2012

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson made two fateful decisions: First, he dramatically upped America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. And second,...

Fishing for Answers to World Hunger

published on: Sep 1, 2012

Since the dawn of civilization, lakes, rivers, and oceans have been a major source of food for human beings. However, in recent years, it has become...

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