Archive for December 28th, 2011

We are undergoing massive change in contradictory ways — a society that is fundamentally older, yet working more;  a society that is striving to be healthier, and yet has never had higher obesity or caffeine consumption, a society that is increasingly discussing politicians’ style and personality, and yet is more educated than ever before.
And the world itself is undergoing some very counterintuitive changes:  As science becomes more important, we have had a rise in religion;  as economic freedom and capitalism are winning out, democracy and human rights are lagging;  societies that give the greatest encouragement to childbearing, are showing some of the greatest population declines.
     —    Mark J. Penn
From his book:  “Microtrends

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