Trends Issue 108.5 - Economic Update 2012

The Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution

Despite the assertions of some commentators, the pace of innovation has remained strong and even accelerated in recent...

The Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution
published on: Apr 10, 2012

The Future of American Jobs

With unemployment at its highest level in nearly three decades, even people who aren’t worried about their own jobs...

The Future of American Jobs
published on: Apr 10, 2012

The Road Ahead for Housing

As far back as 2003, the Trends editors identified how faulty assumptions and perverse incentives were leading to a...

The Road Ahead for Housing
published on: Apr 10, 2012

Globalization: The Wellspring of Global...

The economic challenges of the coming decade, as well as the current economic crisis, arise largely from fundamental...

Globalization: The Wellspring of Global Economic Growth
published on: Apr 10, 2012

Commodities: The End of the Bull Market

From food to energy to metals, we’ve been seeing a strong bull market in commodities. According to many experts,...

Commodities: The End of the Bull Market
published on: Apr 10, 2012

Boomers Move into Their Golden Years

A key factor working to minimize the downside of the coming decade is the set of needs and expectations associated...

Boomers Move into Their Golden Years
published on: Apr 10, 2012

Decade of Depression or Resurgence - 2011 to 2020

The United States went through a wrenching economic depression in the 1930s that shaped a whole generation of...

Decade of Depression or Resurgence - 2011 to 2020
published on: Apr 10, 2012