Reexamining the Social Justice Imperative

As highlighted in the July 2019 issue of Trends, the United States is undergoing a political realignment driven by the...

published on: Aug 15, 2019

The Sixth Realignment of America’s Political...

Over the history of the United States, its political parties have been born, matured and died. That’s because the...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Gaming the Sino-American Trade-War

While developments in the Middle East, Korea and Europe get a lot of attention, the economic and geo-political...

published on: Jun 15, 2019

Taiwan’s Crucial Role in America’s Pivot...

Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy has focused on the Middle East and Central Asia, while we’ve...

published on: Jun 15, 2019

Implications of America’s 21st Century...

published on: May 15, 2019

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

The Greens Face Growing Global Push-Back

published on: Apr 15, 2019

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

The Cancer of Socialism Returns

published on: Apr 15, 2019

The evidence of history is unequivocal!  Capitalism works and socialism fails, everywhere, every time.  Yet, after nearly 30 years in remission,...

Coming Battles in America’s New Civil War

published on: Mar 15, 2019

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

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...

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