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

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 ...

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

published on: May 15, 2018

The Future of American Religion

For more than two hundred years, secularism has been on the rise in Western Civilization.  And like other western...

published on: Mar 15, 2018

Addressing the Counterfeit Goods Crisis

published on: Dec 15, 2017

Taken together, the negative impacts of counterfeiting and piracy are projected to misdirect up to $4.7 trillion a year of global economy resources...

Individualism on the Rise

published on: Nov 15, 2017

Research indicates that increasing individualism is a global phenomenon.  Why is this happening now?  What are the implications?  And, how can you...

For the Elite, Being “Too Busy” Is Now a Stat...

published on: May 22, 2017

Talk about “back to the future”:  After twenty years of people touting work-life balance, we’re back to the ‘80s, when corporate lawyers,...

When America Goes to Pot

published on: Feb 25, 2017

In 2016, the legalization of cannabis, also known as marijuana, approached critical mass in the United States. What will this mean for public health...

Policing in the Twenty-First Century

published on: Jan 16, 2017

For millennia, law enforcement was carried out by human police, enforcing a peace between the members of villages, towns, and then cities.  Yet, try...

Marriage in the Twenty-First Century

published on: Dec 15, 2016

Marriage is an institution dating back before the beginning of recorded history.  And until at least the mid-twentieth century, it was the default...

Science Seeks to Understand Human Consciousne...

published on: Oct 15, 2016

Every human being identifies with the terms “me, myself, and I.”  Until the middle of the nineteenth century, western thought assumed these...

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...

Regulation in the Age of the “Left Behind”...

published on: Aug 1, 2016

Before the era of slow growth, massive under-employment and global terrorism, no one rigorously evaluated the cost-benefit trade-offs associated with...

Let’s Get Americans Moving Again

published on: Aug 1, 2016

In theory, markets efficiently allocate resources to their highest and best uses.  Unfortunately, human capital tends to be very “sticky.” ...

The Americans We’ve Left Behind

published on: Aug 1, 2016

In March 2012, Trends analyzed America’s Growing Cultural Divide And Its Implications.  In the intervening years, the fracturing of America’s...

Open Source Artificial Intelligence

published on: Jul 15, 2016

Since 1998, stem cell therapies have captured the imagination of scientists and consumers worldwide.  Where does the technology stand?  What are...

The Insidious Economic Drag of Crony Capitali...

published on: Jun 15, 2016

A significant institutional impediment to realizing the full benefits of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution’s growth is crony capitalism. What is...

The Future of Religious Belief

published on: Apr 11, 2016

Our assumptions about economics and religion shape how we perceive and interact with the world around us. For generations, academics and pundits have...

The Crusade Against U.S. Income Inequality

published on: Dec 19, 2015

In a December 2013 speech, President Obama described rising income inequality as the “defining challenge of our time” and promised that, for...

Happiness, Our Most Valued Attribute

published on: Jul 11, 2015

When all is said and done, the most important issue in our lives is whether we’re happy. So it’s not surprising that researchers devote a great...

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