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

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

published on: Oct 15, 2018

The 2018 Debt Crisis

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

published on: Sep 15, 2018

America’s Growth Agenda

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

published on: Sep 15, 2018

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 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...

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...

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