Category: the Great Recession

The Macro Forces Behind Slow GDP Growth and Inflation in the United States

July 7th, 2015

 [This column first appeared in the Shift Age Newsletter #36 ] Ever since the end of the Great Recession a few years ago, there has been much written about the lack of both economic growth and inflation. Much of this …

A New Stage of the Global Economy is Beginning – Part Two

September 17th, 2014

We are entering the second great stage of the global economy. The last column here looked back at the foundations of the global economy up to and through the reorganizational recession of 2007-2011. We now look at what has happened …

Moving from an Ownership to a Rental Society

June 12th, 2013

In two recent columns, here and here, I wrote about two of the three consumer economic trends that are and will dramatically change consumer and buyer behavior well into the 2020s.  In this column I address the third major consumer …