The Decline, Fall and Rebirth of the American...

Forty years ago, a college education was the best investment any American could make in his or her future.  A BA or...

published on: Sep 15, 2019

Senolytics and the Search for Optimized Aging

The world’s population is rapidly aging. The greatest impact is being felt in the affluent OECD countries, where...

published on: Sep 15, 2019

Great Power Demographics

As Trends subscribers know, the future is determined by trends in demography, technology, and human behavior.  Of...

published on: Sep 15, 2019

Space, The Final (Military) Frontier

The Sino-American struggle for 21st-century dominance is complex involving a wide range of intertwined political,...

published on: Sep 15, 2019

The New Reality of Sino-American Relations

published on: Sep 15, 2019

For the past 25 years, the United States has executed a strategy based on the idea that a combination of persistent engagement and prudent hedging...

Our Ever-Expanding Data Universe

published on: Aug 15, 2019

For decades, data collection, storage, transmission and analysis have been expanding at an accelerating rate.  Meanwhile the unit-cost at every step...

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...

The New Era of Automation is Here

published on: Aug 15, 2019

The conversation about factory automation has recently shifted from industrial robots taking jobs to robots solving labor shortages.  Instead of...

Smart Hiring for the Information Revolution

published on: Aug 15, 2019

Today there are more jobs than candidates.  As a result, for the first time since the 90’s, the U.S. is a “seller’s market” for talent. ...

The Great AI Boom Ahead

published on: Aug 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence (or AI) is the next big thing!  Accenture and Frontier Economics concluded that AI could drive U.S. economic growth to an...

The Relationship Between Urban Density and...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

As population has migrated from “rural” to “urban” locations, affluence has also risen.  What is the relationship between population density...

Flying Cars Surge Forward

published on: Jul 15, 2019

The year 2019 may be remembered as the year when “flying cars” were transformed from “sci-fi fantasy” into an emerging industry.  What has...

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...

Degree Inflation Undermines U.S....

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Increasingly a baccalaureate degree has become a requirement for more and more jobs, regardless of whether anything learned in college enhances the...

The Sixth Realignment of America’s Political...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Over the history of the United States, its political parties have been born, matured and died. That’s because the issues dividing the parties have...

Unleashing the Potential of Hypersonic Flight

published on: Jun 15, 2019

As discussed in our July 2018 issue, hypersonic flight is the latest thing in advanced weaponry.  Yet the designs presently being tested by China,...

The Economics of Shale Trounces Conventional Oil

published on: Jun 15, 2019

Whether it comes from Alaska’s ANWR or the sands of the Persian Gulf, conventional petroleum is still the “baseload source” of the world’s...

The Great Millennial Happiness Crisis

published on: Jun 15, 2019

In 2018, happiness among young adults in America fell to a record low.  The share of adults ages 18-to-34 who said they were “very happy” fell...

Gaming the Sino-American Trade-War

published on: Jun 15, 2019

While developments in the Middle East, Korea and Europe get a lot of attention, the economic and geo-political struggle between the United States and...

Taiwan’s Crucial Role in America’s Pivot...

published on: Jun 15, 2019

Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy has focused on the Middle East and Central Asia, while we’ve largely ignored other concerns....

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