California Wages Environmental War Ag...

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

published on: Aug 15, 2018

The Tide of History Changes Everythin...

The Cold War forces that defined the past 75 years have evaporated. A new era has dawned. What does this mean for the...

published on: Jul 15, 2018

Sustaining the New American Optimism

For the first time in a long time, Americans are broadly optimistic and increasingly happy with the direction the...

published on: Jul 15, 2018

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

In a world increasingly questioning long-held assumptions, climate alarmists are facing an ever-more skeptical...

published on: Jun 15, 2018

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...

Welfare Reform: America’s Next Big Challenge...

published on: Feb 15, 2018

The American welfare system that began under Franklin Roosevelt and has expanded under nearly every president since, represents one of the biggest...

Big Brother is Alive and Well in China

published on: Jan 15, 2018

As growth has slowed, China has become obsessed with maintaining political and social stability.  For the first time in history, the technology...

Jurisdictional Competition Update - Californi...

published on: Dec 15, 2017

In an era when the values and vision of “red” and “blue” America compete for dominance, California and Texas represent the purest examples of...

A New Political Era Begins In China

published on: Nov 15, 2017

China has recently centralized power to an extent not seen since it joined the global economy.  What’s driving this centralization?  What is the...

Science in Crisis

published on: Nov 15, 2017

Public policy, technology, and popular culture all assume that science is the final arbiter of truth and efficacy.  But few consumers, investors,...

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...

Deconstructing the Administrative State

published on: Apr 15, 2017

As Trends subscribers know, the unprecedented rise in American affluence over the past 250 years was enabled by a series of five techno-economic...

Getting Infrastructure Investment Right

published on: Jan 16, 2017

Donald Trump has proposed to invest an average of $100 billion per year on infrastructure upgrades over the next ten years.  Will this plan fall...

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...

Nationalism vs. Globalism, not Globalization ...

published on: Oct 15, 2016

Around the world, 2016 represents a political inflection point the likes of which we haven’t witnessed since 1968.  For the first time since World...

Robots at War

published on: Sep 15, 2016

Ever since World War II, defense spending has provided an extraordinary boost to technologies like advanced materials, aerospace, and information...

The Biggest Obstacles to Our Driverless Futur...

published on: Jul 15, 2016

We’ve spent over a decade debating the bureaucratic dimensions of healthcare with little to show for it.  Meanwhile, artificial intelligence and...

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