Implications of America’s 21st Century...

For nearly 20 years, the Trends editors have been forecasting and tracking the clear and rapidly accelerating internal...

published on: May 15, 2019

The Greens Face Growing Global Push-Back

Even as the Trump administration exits international climate agreements, rolls back Obama-era regulations and works to...

published on: Apr 15, 2019

The Cancer of Socialism Returns

The evidence of history is unequivocal!  Capitalism works and socialism fails, everywhere, every time.  Yet, after...

published on: Apr 15, 2019

Coming Battles in America’s New Civil War

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 Electorate

published on: Mar 15, 2019

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

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...

The “Green New Deal” A “Serious”...

published on: Feb 15, 2019

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

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 Minerals

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 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 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...

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 the...

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...

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...

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