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December 1st, 2015

Some Accurate Forecasts

Many long time readers of this blog know that I am one of the few futurists who posts his forecasts for all to see on my web site. In this post I take a look at some forecasts that are topical and relevant to current news reporting. Forecasts: December 2013: “In the U.S. 2012 will […]

 

 

November 3rd, 2015

The New Automobile Era

We are now about 130 years into the automobile era. Starting with Karl Benz’s patent in the 1880s the automobile quickly became widespread with Henry Ford’s model of mass production scaling up the market 100 years ago. Since then there have been waves of significant changes. The first stage was about mechanics and engines and […]

 

 

September 22nd, 2015

2015- The Peak Year for Fossil Fuel Use

[Note:  Much of this column was first published in issue #37 of the Shift Age Newsletter] 2015 will turn out to be the peak year of fossil fuel use. By 2020 it will be clear that the decline in consumption of fossil fuels began this year. It therefore will be the first year of flat […]

 

 

July 28th, 2015

Why the 2016 Presidential Campaign is Unfolding as Expected

  I am not at all surprised about how the campaign for the Presidency of the United States is unfolding. Not in the slightest. I find humorous and significant that the politically oriented Washington based media seems so surprised at the significant groundswell for Bernie Sanders and the fact that, as of the writing of […]

 

 

July 7th, 2015

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

 [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 coverage mentions that the post-recession recovery is much slower than the recovery of past recessions […]

 

 

March 24th, 2015

The Ascendancy of Women

The signs are everywhere. In 2014 we saw the first woman CEO of GM, the first woman Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank.   In Europe the leaders of the IMF and Germany are powerful women. In the last few years the majority of graduates of higher education in the U.S. and developed nations are women: […]

 

 

February 7th, 2015

A Look Ahead at 2015

2015 will be an accelerant year of change. Much of the change is the emergence or reemergence of trends I have forecast in recent years. Most of the forecasts have been posted on my web site through the years. Technology The Internet of Things This new era of Big Data is largely fueled with ever […]

 

 

January 27th, 2015

Oil Prices and a New Era of Lower Cost Energy

In the last column here, I forecast that humanity may well have entered a new era of lower cost energy. This could last for just a few years or could become something much more long-term. This is due to a combination of factors and trends. The only real question is the duration. Here is a […]

 

 

January 20th, 2015

A New Energy Era is Beginning

  As many of you who have read my writings over the years know, I have written quite a bit about energy, sources of energy and the price of oil. In fact one of the first forecasts that gave me widespread recognition was made in the Spring of 2006 when I suggested that by 2008 […]

 

 

October 1st, 2014

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

We are entering a new stage of the rapidly evolving global economy. The first stage has lasted some 25 years, beginning in the very late 1980s. As we move from 2014 into 2015 and 2016 there will be fundamental shifts in both the global economy and almost equally importantly, how we perceive it. By 2017, […]

 

 

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