The Decline of America’s Major Urban Centers

America’s largest cities are in trouble.  And it seems that few understand exactly what’s going on.  Why are...

published on: Aug 15, 2020

America Responds to China’s Geopolitical Network

Every major geopolitical struggle has involved two opposing alliances of nations, as well as a set of nations that try...

published on: Jul 15, 2020

The West Confronts China

Much like World War II, the Sino-American Cold War has come upon us suddenly and unexpectedly.  While China’s role...

published on: Jul 15, 2020

The Socio-Economic Crisis Behind the Second...

As previously discussed in Trends, the American Dream is in trouble.  Long-simmering discontent among "those who have...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

The Debate Over Family Structure and Life Success

published on: Dec 15, 2019

Everyone recognizes that there is a persistent income, wealth, and health gap, on average, between black and white Americans.  To what extent do...

The Great American Political Chasm

published on: Nov 15, 2019

Not since the American Civil War have the people of the United States been so divided.  And just as with the crisis gripping the nation in the...

God and Man in America

published on: Oct 15, 2019

For a century or more, the United States has been the world’s most religious wealthy nation.  But research shows that the share of Americans who...

The Coming Battle for Arctic Resources

published on: Oct 15, 2019

From at least 1967 to 2016, the world's most contested region was the Middle East.  However, over the next several years, the competition between...

Reexamining the Social Justice Imperative

published on: Aug 15, 2019

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

Eliminating Poverty and Maximizing Happiness

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Despite spending nearly $24 trillion in public funds fighting the War on Poverty, poverty is still a widespread problem in the United States.  What...

Lab Grown Meat Moves Toward Commercialization

published on: Apr 15, 2019

The rise of the global middle class has dramatically increased the demand for meat over the past 40 years.  And this is only going to accelerate now...

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,...

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...

Eliminating the Tyranny of Eco-Imperialism

published on: Nov 15, 2018

Since at least the 90s, misguided ideology has kept nearly half of the world’s population unnecessarily trapped in poverty exacerbated by a lack of...

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...

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...

The Future of American Religion

published on: Mar 15, 2018

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

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...

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