Coming Battles in America’s New Civil...

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

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Competing for the Evolving American E...

The sharp shift from Barack Obama to Donald Trump caught most so-called “experts” by surprise.  Many pundits are...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The Opportunity and Threat of Marijua...

Annual global revenues for the legal marijuana industry may eventually rise to between $150-and-$500 billion,...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Could Revolut...

AI’s chief impact on civilization might not be driverless automobiles, image search, speech recognition, or flying...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Boomers are the Economy’s “Energizer Bunnies”...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The baby boomers have shaped every era of their lives and the Golden Age of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution will be no different.  What will...

Eliminating the Achilles’ Heel of Green Energ...

published on: Feb 15, 2019

Contrary to what “green energy” advocates would have you believe, wind and solar technology, as currently imagined, will never be...

The Future of American Energy Dominance

published on: Feb 15, 2019

The North American Energy Revolution has become the greatest economic comeback story in human history.  But already, some experts are referring to...

The “Green New Deal” A “Serious” Alternative ...

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...

Get Ready for the Great 5G Business Boom

published on: Jan 15, 2019

The rollout of 5G telecom may well be the most important single trend of 2019 and 2020. Within five years from now, roughly 1 billion people...

Climate Change 2019 – Science vs Propaganda

published on: Jan 15, 2019

Both the United Nations and the U.S. government recently released reports about climate change trends and their implications.  What does the data...

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%...

America’s Emerging Job Imperative

published on: Jan 15, 2019

As discussed in prior issues, America is at a tipping point, somewhat analogous to those we faced during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and...

Securing the Supply Chain of Strategic Minera...

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...

Out-Sourcing, In-Sourcing, and Globalization

published on: Dec 15, 2018

Politicians and managers often discuss outsourcing of American jobs by American firms, but seldom discuss the in-sourcing of jobs by foreign...

Aspirin Becomes the Unexpected Miracle Drug

published on: Dec 15, 2018

Even though aspirin has been around since the 19th century, scientist are rapidly finding new benefits for those who take it.  What are these...

Happiness Becomes a Strategic Imperative

published on: Dec 15, 2018

With record low unemployment, maximizing employee productivity and retention is more important than ever before. And it appears that employee...

Where Are U.S. Economic Policies Taking The W...

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,...

Directed Energy Weapons Are About to Go Mains...

published on: Nov 15, 2018

For decades, soldiers and technologists have dreamed of a day when directed energy weapons would become a reliable cost-effective reality. Recent...

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