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The future of work and investment
Posted: 13 August 2018

"Demographics, automation and inequality have the potential to dramatically reshape our world in the 2020s and beyond. Our analysis shows that the collision of these forces could trigger economic disruption far greater than we have experienced over the past 60 years. The aim of this report by Bain's Macro Trends Group is to detail how the impact of aging populations, the adoption of new automation technologies and rising inequality will likely combine to give rise to new business risks and opportunities. These gathering forces already pose challenges for businesses and investors. In the next decade, they will combine to create an economic climate of increasing extremes but may also trigger a decade-plus investment boom."

Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality
13 August 2018
The business environment of the 2020s will be more volatile and economic swings more extreme.
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Doug Vining Re-reading the MindBullet attached to this post reminds me that there are many forces at work, shaping the future, and the six we identified might be powerful, but can still be heavily distorted by Trumpism and anti-globalization sentiments. Having said that, there was recognition for the fact that a rise in protectionism could push the scenario to the negative side. It's also more or less impossible, in my mind, to imagine scenarios for 2050 or later - so much depends on how things pan out in the next decade or two.
Posted: 13 August 2018 at 10:17
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