Coming Battles in America’s New Civil...

The first major battle of what the Trends editors call the Second American Civil War, is behind us. The so-called...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Competing for the Evolving American E...

The sharp shift from Barack Obama to Donald Trump caught most so-called “experts” by surprise.  Many pundits are...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The Opportunity and Threat of Marijua...

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

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The “Green New Deal” A “Serious” Alte...

The so-called “Green New Deal” is an aggressive embodiment of the progressive political agenda, harmonizing...

published on: Feb 15, 2019

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...

Strangling the Administrative State

published on: Jan 15, 2019

As previously documented in Trends, U.S. regulatory compliance costs totaled roughly $2 trillion annually as of year-end 2016.   That’s over 10%...

Securing the Supply Chain of Strategic Minera...

published on: Dec 15, 2018

Recently, the U.S. Government classified 23 “mineral commodity groups” as critical based on the assessed likelihood of supply interruption and...

Where Are U.S. Economic Policies Taking The W...

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

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...

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...

California Wages Environmental War Against th...

published on: Aug 15, 2018

As we explained in the May 2018 issue of Trends, the United States is now engaged in a de facto “civil war” between two economic systems built...

The Tide of History Changes Everything

published on: Jul 15, 2018

The Cold War forces that defined the past 75 years have evaporated. A new era has dawned. What does this mean for the United States and its citizens?...

Sustaining the New American Optimism

published on: Jul 15, 2018

For the first time in a long time, Americans are broadly optimistic and increasingly happy with the direction the country is taking. What’s behind...

Climate Alarmists: “We don’t need no stinking...

published on: Jun 15, 2018

In a world increasingly questioning long-held assumptions, climate alarmists are facing an ever-more skeptical populace. How are they responding?...

Understanding the New American Civil War

published on: May 15, 2018

An increasingly large set of thinkers on the right and left acknowledge that the United States is facing an existential struggle between competing...

TRADE WORLD WAR – CHINA VS THE WORLD

published on: Apr 15, 2018

The evidence is clear, China has declared economic war on the rest of the world and its opponents are just now starting to fight back. What do we...

Nationalism Gains Momentum

published on: Mar 15, 2018

Everywhere, nationalism is challenging globalist hegemony.  What factors are undoing 70 years globalist progress? What are the implications?  And...

Living In Stressful Times 

published on: Mar 15, 2018

Despite the many material benefits of modern life, American are experiencing some of the highest levels of stress ever recorded.  What is causing...

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