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America’s Social Depression Is Accelerating

Beneath the rah-rah statistics of “the greatest economy ever,” the social depression is accelerating. The mainstream is reluctantly waking up to the future of the American Dream: downward mobility for all but the top 10% of households. A 2015 Atlantic article fleshed out the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Future: Downward Mobility and Social Depression

The mainstream is finally waking up to the future of the American Dream: downward mobility for all but the top 10% of households. A recent Atlantic article fleshed out the zeitgeist with survey data that suggests the Great Middle Class/Nouveau … Continue reading

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Our Social Depression

This erosion of opportunities to complete life’s stages and core dramas is rarely recognized, much less addressed. The consequences of economic stagnation are not limited to finance: stagnation is causing a social depression. We can best understand this social depression … Continue reading

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Global Bellwether: Japan’s Social Depression

Beneath the surface wealth of bullet trains, cute robots and exuberant fashions, this is the Japan few outsiders understand: the one gripped by a deepening social depression. This week I’ve highlighted the structural flaws of using GDP as a measure … Continue reading

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