Trends Issue 118 - February 2013

The Laboratory of Democracy

As Nobel laureate Edward C. Prescott reminds us, real cumulative taxation of our most productive citizens is far...

The Laboratory of Democracy
published on: Feb 5, 2013

Here Comes the Industrial Internet

It's becoming increasingly clear that Internet-era technology is ready to sweep through the industrial economy, much...

Here Comes the Industrial Internet
published on: Feb 5, 2013

A New China Emerges from the Old

Since roughly 1978, China has come further, faster, than any country in history. As a result, its new generation of...

A New China Emerges from the Old
published on: Feb 5, 2013

The Global Capital Glut

Just as there is an unprecedented surplus of low-skilled workers and a shortage of high-skilled workers, there is an...

The Global Capital Glut
published on: Feb 5, 2013

The Smell of Success Grows Stronger

Aroma is becoming an increasingly important component in the marketing of businesses ranging from casinos to stores to...

The Smell of Success Grows Stronger
published on: Feb 5, 2013

The New Era of Corporate Innovation

Over the past 40 years or so, the term "corporate innovation" has increasingly seemed like an oxymoron. Technology...

The New Era of Corporate Innovation
published on: Feb 5, 2013