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

Eliminating Poverty and Maximizing Happiness

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

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Lab Grown Meat Moves Toward Commercialization

The rise of the global middle class has dramatically increased the demand for meat over the past 40 years.  And this...

published on: Apr 15, 2019

The Cancer of Socialism Returns

The evidence of history is unequivocal!  Capitalism works and socialism fails, everywhere, every time.  Yet, after...

published on: Apr 15, 2019

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...

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

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 Consciousness

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.” ...

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