America Trends

By AmericaTrendsPodcast.com

About this podcast   English    United States

You've come to a place where we look ahead, not entangled in the daily back and forth of the headlines.
What will our society look like in 20 years? How vastly different are the forces at play which really drive us forward?
Where we work....how we live....the way we run our businesses and even how we approach death...it's all fair game.
We will take you just beyond the horizon. And in an age of exponential change, the way we are is not the way we will be.
Curious minds only please.
133 episodes · since Mar, 2017
In this podcast
May 24, 2018
Description: We know the movement ‘Black Lives Matter’, but after hearing Dr. Warren Farrell address the problem, you will wonder why there is no analog to that called ‘Boys Lives Matter’.  By virtually any measure, boys in America are in crisis. They are falling behind in schools, being yanked out of the workforce as automation and offsourcing sideline them and they are often left to grow up without fathers.  And killing their peers. In ‘The Boy Crisis’, Dr. Farrell and co-author, Dr. John Gray(who also wrote ‘Men are from Venus, Women are From Mars’)turn these sobering numbers about boys in our culture into a story untold that has profound implications for our society.  Dr. Farrell will have you asking what you can do to reverse this most disturbing trend in our country THIS IS A MUST READ
May 22, 2018
If there is a trend in America begging for attention it’s what we see happening to boys in our culture.  They’re failing in school, struggling to find identities and often unable to get jobs.  And more to the point, they are acting out in ways that are destructive.  We read in the news, on a much too regular basis, about the actions of a young male who has acted out against society, often looking to be noticed for something in their lives.  The research on this subject is clear.  Their troubles are our troubles. In this two-part series on the topic, we start with Dr. Leonard Sax, author of ‘Boys Adrift’.  He provides astonishing new studies on the impact video games are having on our boys, as well as troubling research on the medications they are taking for ADHD.  We also explore the impact the growing gender gap in education is having on them. This podcast is a vintage radio broadcast done in 2016.  The next podcast we will post involves Dr. Warren Farrell and the new book he’s co-authored with Dr. John Gray, on ‘The Boy Crisis’. CHECK OUT THE DOCTORS SITE
May 21, 2018
You might find it increasingly difficult to get in to see your doctor–or any physician, for that matter-in the near future.  The demand for doctors in the U.S. has outpaced supply, and the problem is only expected to get worse. According to new research from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the U.S. faces a looming doctor shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 physicians by 2030.  Dr. Elaina George, author of ‘Big Medicine: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System’, joins us to discuss. Many of the reasons for the shortage will surprise you and her observations are always direct from the heart of a practicing physician. THE DOCTORS WEB SITE THE DOCTORS RADIO SHOW  
May 16, 2018
Description: Predictive analytics is about to take the fun out of not knowing the future, according to Rebecca Costa, a bio sociologist(yes we have her explain that science).  She explains that “we have more information–more empirical data–about the future than at any other time in human history. We know when a hurricane, tornado or tsunami is en route; when a country’s currency is on the verge of collapse; which automobiles are the safest in an accidents…’  So what does it mean to decision-making in the 21st century and the skills we will need to turn this data into actionable results? Our guest is the author of ‘On The Verge’ and is a tour de force presenter who makes you think in new ways about what lies just ahead. No more guesswork. WE ARE ON THE VERGE  
May 14, 2018
Description: Whether it’s concerns about Internet security or real world impacts on the brick and mortar economy, high tech companies are under attack.  And given their size and impact, The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse–Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon–are coming under scrutiny for various reasons. Some say they have grown too big and made various elements of the economy anti-competitive, others that they don’t pay their fair share in taxes for the dislocation they cause in the job market and to others they’ve simply grown to powerful and cavalier in protecting Americans privacy.  We get you thinking about this increasingly intense debate as we discuss it with David Cadden, professor emeritus of entrepreneurship and strategy at Quinnipiac University. Quinnipiac University  
May 10, 2018
Description: Fifty years after the sexual revolution, sex in America is in decline.  Americans are having less sex, the share of Americans who say they never once had sex in the past year is rising, and–perhaps most surprising–this revolution in sexual behavior is being led by the young.  And this trend pre-dates the #MeToo movement. We’ll explain why this is happening. It’s a counter revolution which seems counter to all that we would imagine. And it has implications–good and bad–for our society.  W. Bradford Wilcox, of the American Enterprise Institute, breaks this trend down for us. READ IT HERE
May 7, 2018
It’s doubtful that the subject of this episode is something you’ve given much thought to, but once concept of ‘intangible assets’ is laid out it can make for a really important conversation about the future.  Simply put, how do you put a value on a ride company that owns no cars(Uber)or a hospitality service with no rooms(Airbnb)? Generally, we have thought about assets as tangibles–factories, inventories, trucks and such.  Since 2013, intangible assets have grown faster than tangible ones in our economy. It creates a whole set of new questions about how to measure those intangible assets as part of GDP(software is now included) and how companies can protect the value of what they have designed when another company can come along and ‘model’ it, shall we say?  Refer to Apple and the development of the Google Android, in its wake, as a prime example.. Stian Westlake, co-author of ‘Capitalism Without Capital’, joins us to discuss. CHECK OUT THE BOOK
May 2, 2018
Admittedly that would not make a great Hallmark card sentiment.  Then again coming from one of the leaders of the white nationalist movement upon learning of Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, what might you expect?  Vegas Tenold, author of the book ‘Everything You Love Will Burn’ was embedded with groups like the KKK, the National Socialist Movement and the Traditionalist Workers Party to determine whether recent politics in America was giving fuel to their largely discredited beliefs.  He shares with us this inside look at these dangerous organizations and their young leaders. You’ll learn what they hoped would result from the march in Charlottesville, Virginia and what the violence ultimately did to their aspirations. It may surprise you.   A MUST READ
May 1, 2018
Elaine Pofeldt reminds us that nearly 40 percent of people in the workforce are free agents, otherwise known as independent contractors, freelancers and anything but full-time, salaried employees with benefits.  This change will call for reforms in a host of different areas of our society. For instance, how do you get credit from a bank without a steady paycheck? Or pay your bills on time when there is no weekly paycheck?  At the same time, with this number of people offering their services to each other, there exists great opportunity as a one person operation to enlist their talents tied to the efficiencies of the internet, and build a very successful business of your own.  One of our fast growing sectors of the economy is highlighted in her book, ‘The Million Dollar One Person Business’. She explains. GET THE BOOK HERE
April 26, 2018
he lead political story for 2018 may well be the number of women who have decided enough is enough and are running for political office on every level. The numbers reported thus far for Congress are astonishing. What’s driving this: the #MeToo Movement and Donald Trump would seem to be the answer. But women often start at at a disadvantage because they don’t have political networks or fundraising skills. Perhaps, they are uncomfortable giving voice to their concerns outside a small circle of friends. That’s where Patricia Russo, executive director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale comes in. Through their various programs they prepare women to become the candidate or run a campaign. It can be intensive but it helps women to come to grips with the rigors of modern day politics. She describes what we are seeing in this episode. CHECK OUT WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN SCHOOL AT YALE UNIVERSITY AND RUN FOR OFFICE

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