Building an Economic Ecosystem for Ur...

There are few more urgent or challenging problems than creating a cost-effective solution to the worlds traffic...

published on: Jun 15, 2018

The Surprising Midwestern Boom

After decades of decline, many rustbelt cities are making a big comeback. Where are the major opportunities? Where are...

published on: Jun 15, 2018

TRADE WORLD WAR – CHINA VS THE WORLD...

The evidence is clear, China has declared economic war on the rest of the world and its opponents are just now...

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 Myth of America’s “Unprecedented Technolo...

published on: Jan 15, 2018

In recent years, it has become an “article of faith” that workers in advanced industrial nations are experiencing unprecedented levels of...

Coming to Grips with America’s Two-Tiered Eco...

published on: Jan 15, 2018

One of the greatest challenges of the Fourth Turning will be bringing back into the economic mainstream those Americans who were left behind by the...

The Truth About Today’s Bull Market

published on: Dec 15, 2017

Despite the steady gains to all-time highs, pundits continue to forecast disaster.  What’s driving this bull market?  How long will it last? ...

Inflation, Unemployment and the Phillips Curv...

published on: Nov 15, 2017

The Phillips Curve says that “when unemployment is low, inflation is high, and vice-versa.”  And the Federal reserve still makes decisions based...

The New Debt Threat

published on: Sep 15, 2017

Debt levels are rising worldwide and extreme debt levels can lead to financial crises.  Where do we stand today?  What are the likely outcomes? ...

America’s Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Buil...

published on: Jun 24, 2017

Today’s low cost of capital creates a unique opportunity to address U.S. productivity constraints and harness underutilized human resources. What...

Seizing the Opportunities Created by Superabu...

published on: Jun 24, 2017

Suddenly, the world is awash in inexpensive capital. Where did it come from? What opportunities and threats does it create? What does it mean for...

Corporations Prepare to Collect the Longevity...

published on: May 22, 2017

Over thirty years ago, the Trends editors began exploring and tracking the implications of a greater share of the public being older, healthier, and...

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...

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...

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...

Virtual Reality Inches Closer to Commercial R...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

According to Silicon Valley pundits, virtual and augmented reality are on the verge of commercial takeoff.  But, what’s the real short- and...

The Economic Spoils of War

published on: Jan 16, 2017

After eight years of ambivalent commitment to national security and global leadership, the United States is poised to reassert its position as the...

Welcome to the New American Economic Revoluti...

published on: Dec 15, 2016

Like him or loathe him, the election of Donald J. Trump represents a major inflection point in economic policy.  What are the biggest areas of...

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