Managing a Faltering China

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

published on: Nov 15, 2019

America’s Great Middle-Class Boom Has Begun

As Professor Carlota Perez forecast two decades ago, the tumultuous “transition phase” of the Digital...

published on: Nov 15, 2019

Eliminating Poverty and Maximizing Happiness

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

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Degree Inflation Undermines U.S....

Increasingly a baccalaureate degree has become a requirement for more and more jobs, regardless of whether anything...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

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...

China Faces Tough Choices

published on: Feb 15, 2019

China and the United States are locked in a struggle for control of the 21st century.  Trade is at the heart of this struggle, but the conflict goes...

Out-Sourcing, In-Sourcing, and Globalization

published on: Dec 15, 2018

Politicians and managers often discuss outsourcing of American jobs by American firms, but seldom discuss the in-sourcing of jobs by foreign...

Where Are U.S. Economic Policies Taking The World?

published on: Dec 15, 2018

Because of its dynamism and scale, America’s trade, regulatory, and monetary policies set the tone for the rest of the world.  To a large extent,...

The Realities of American Income Inequality

published on: Oct 15, 2018

Since the Financial Crisis, American income inequality and poverty have become highly politicized. But most of this debate relies on anecdotal...

THE NATIONAL DEBT: AMERICA’S MOST OVERRATED...

published on: Oct 15, 2018

Since the late 70s, the national debt has grown rapidly in absolute terms, as well as relative to GDP. And according to the latest government data,...

The 2018 Debt Crisis

published on: Sep 15, 2018

What do the Turkish lira, the Iranian rial, the Russian ruble, the Indian rupee, the Argentine peso, the Chilean peso, the Chinese yuan and the South...

The Truth About the U. S. Labor Shortage

published on: Sep 15, 2018

For the first time in two decades there are more job openings in the U.S. than qualified job applicants. And the unfilled jobs aren’t just for...

The Growing Disconnect Between Education and...

published on: Sep 15, 2018

Over the past one hundred years, no investment has more reliably produced a great ROI than a college education. Furthermore, throughout the 20th...

America’s Growth Agenda

published on: Sep 15, 2018

There are now more job openings than there are “unemployed” people. Wages are finally beginning to increase faster than inflation, while consumer...

Building an Economic Ecosystem for Urban Air...

published on: Jun 15, 2018

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

The Surprising Midwestern Boom

published on: Jun 15, 2018

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

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