We are about to redefine the culture of middle class in the US, and most people and companies are not aware. Some of those who are, ignore it or simply not happy about it. Just the word "multicultural" draws in polarized reactions. This is one of the three macro trends that I define as imperatives for business and social success in the future. And it is shaping the emerging middle class in America. . .
In the process of final editing & proofing of my book, I realized a lot of my forecasts and predictions pertain to the future. But how about 2012? There are so many exhuastive predictions on surveys, blogs and conversations. Many believe that 2012 prophecies have already happened in 2011. So I decided to devote a blog to my own 2012 trend predictions [. . .]
We are living in a country with increasing income inequality and politically dividing in a bitter debate. Is the growing wealth gap in America a race to the bottom with wages? Can we blame China or India for this ongoing shrinkage of middle class? Is it a multicultural or immigration issue - or is the American Dream dying? Everyone is frustrated, but what do American leaders need to do?