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Neil Howe: What To Expect From The Fourth Turning We're Now In

More centralized control, crisis & conflict
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12:58 PM

Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in the markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet -- all of these are classic signs that we are well into a fourth turning now. » Read more

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Neil Howe: The Fourth Turning Has Arrived

History offers a guide to crisis management
Sunday, June 23, 2013, 12:14 PM

In 1996, demographers William Strauss and Neil Howe published the book The Fourth Turning. This study of generational cycles ("turnings") in America revealed predictable social trends that recur throughout history, and warned of a coming crisis (a "fourth turning") based on this research.

Fourth turnings are defined by disorder and great changes brought on by a breakdown of the systems and operating principles that dominated the prior three turnings. » Read more