Closing the Technological Iron Curtain

China has used U.S. capital and intellectual property to transform itself into the 21st Century’s most serious...

published on: Aug 15, 2020

Addressing the Coming Wave of State Insolvency

In the midst of multi-faceted disruptions, states that have poorly managed their finances for decades are now facing...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

The Socio-Economic Crisis Behind the Second...

As previously discussed in Trends, the American Dream is in trouble.  Long-simmering discontent among "those who have...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

China Pays the Price for Its “Criminal...

China’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak appears responsible for hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

Energy War 2020

published on: Mar 15, 2020

In the face of the demand-destroying COVID19 crisis, an alliance of OPEC members plus Russia is making efforts to destroy the U.S. fracking...

The Sino-American Decoupling Process

published on: Mar 15, 2020

Until the Trump Administration confronted China in 2017, multiple U.S. administrations had fundamentally misread the pathway the People’s Republic...

Helping Everyone Join America’s Jobs Revolution

published on: Feb 15, 2020

For the first time in living memory, the United States has a genuine shortage of workers. How will we address this problem?  What are the...

Riding the Secular Bull Into the 2030s

published on: Feb 15, 2020

The Golden Age of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution is upon us.  Perhaps, the greatest opportunity created by this revolution will be the great...

The Anglosphere Rises

published on: Jan 15, 2020

Since the 16th century, the English-speaking nations have been uniquely innovative, productive, and influential.  As such, they’ve been at the...

Crossing the Dematerialization Frontier

published on: Jan 15, 2020

Since at least 1970, it’s been widely believed that accelerating economic growth and population growth would exhaust the Earth’s physical...

Innovation-Driven Dis-Inflation Distorts...

published on: Dec 15, 2019

While most economists spend a lot of time collecting and analyzing inflation, productivity, and income growth data, a growing number of experts...

Managing a Faltering China

published on: Nov 15, 2019

Conventional wisdom still believes that China is on its way to eclipsing the United States and becoming the dominant superpower of the 21st...

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...

Eliminating Poverty and Maximizing Happiness

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Despite spending nearly $24 trillion in public funds fighting the War on Poverty, poverty is still a widespread problem in the United States.  What...

Degree Inflation Undermines U.S....

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Increasingly a baccalaureate degree has become a requirement for more and more jobs, regardless of whether anything learned in college enhances the...

Gaming the Sino-American Trade-War

published on: Jun 15, 2019

While developments in the Middle East, Korea and Europe get a lot of attention, the economic and geo-political struggle between the United States and...

China’s Narrow Path to 21st Century Dominance

published on: May 15, 2019

5G technology is just one of many battlefields on which the U.S. and China now struggle for supremacy.  In every area from defense to technology to...

The Opportunity and Threat of Marijuana...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Annual global revenues for the legal marijuana industry may eventually rise to between $150-and-$500 billion, generating enormous tax revenues.  As...

Boomers are the Economy’s “Energizer...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The baby boomers have shaped every era of their lives and the Golden Age of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution will be no different.  What will...

Crisis for the Russian Bear

published on: Feb 15, 2019

Nearly thirty year ago, on November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.  Two yearsw later, on Dec 25, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist and the...

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