Category: Societal Trends

Trending Narrative: Hibernesting™

We examine a surging trend in home improvement and predict that hibernesting will continue into the Fall.

More than Half the Sky: The Status of Women and Work

Sara Parikh examines the data on women in the workforce (and beyond). What has been achieved in the last 40 years, and where is there still progress to be made?

Racial Inequality in America: A Look at the Numbers

No matter how you look at the data, Black Americans live in a much more precarious and hostile world than white Americans. Silence is not an option.

Women Are Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship

October is National Women-Owned Small Business Month, which is a good time to reflect on the status of women-owned businesses. While not much has changed in the data since last year, the long-term trends are still astounding, and raise some really big questions.  

Women-Owned Businesses: It’s Time to Grow

The number of women-owned businesses has exploded, but their revenues and hiring have not kept pace. What’s going on?

Are Juries Polarized, Too?

Political divisions in this country are intensifying, but there’s one place that seems sheltered from polarization: the jury room.

It’s 2017…Why Aren’t We All Skyping Our Doctors?

The full benefits of in-home telemedicine are still uncertain, but the possibilities are striking—in particular when it comes to rural access and cost-control, not to mention convenience to the patient.

Retirement in America: Why Aren’t We Saving More?

Most Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. In addition, frequent job turnover often results in loss of both opportunity—in the short term—and compound interest over the long term.

Many Americans are in danger of money troubles in their twilight years.

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