Robert Shapiro

Robert Shapiro is the co-founder and chairman of Sonecon, LLC, a private firm that advises U.S. and foreign businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations on market conditions and economic policy. He served as under secretary of Commerce from 1997-2001, co-founded the Progressive Policy Institute, and served as Bill Clinton's principal economic advisor in the 1991-1992 campaign. Shapiro has also served as legislative director for Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and was associate editor at US News and World Report and an economics columnist for Slate magazine. He lives in Washington D.C. His book, Futurecast: How A Sole Superpower, Populations, and Globalization Will Change the Way You Live and Work was published by St. Martin’s Press.

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Futurecast: How a Sole Superpower, Populations, and Globalization Will Change the Way You Live and Work

by Robert Shapiro

The Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Bill Clinton’s principal economic advisor, Robert Shapiro, offers predictions for major shifts in our lives over the next dozen years.  Shapiro believes that four major forces – globalization, demographics, politics and the status of energy sources as influenced by the environment’s shift – will shape the rise and fall of nations.  From his vision of a new China as the investment-based model for developing nations to the US economy being beholden to foreign lenders for capital, Shapiro’s predictions are startling in their clarity and potential ramifications.

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