Published in


Will the 2020s Really Become the Next Roaring Twenties?

In a dark moment, some predict a new economic and cultural boom. Here’s the reality

Vintage flapper girl photoshopped wearing a blue face mask, holding a cell phone with a money bill stack going up and down.
Photo illustration, sources: Vintage Images; Jasmin Merdan/Moment; Issarawat Tattong/Moment (via Getty)

In recent years, leading economists, investors, and journalists have painted a decidedly grim vision of our near future: The U.S. economic system and society itself are coming apart, these dystopian voices have said, beset by one of…




Pop business for the intelligent reader. A publication from Medium.

Recommended from Medium

It’s 2020, y’all

The Parable of the Boiled Frog & the Tyranny of “The New Normal”

Blurred Boundaries: Work-Life Balance in the Time of COVID19

World Happiness Report reflects ‘surprising resilience’

Heroes One Day — Villains The Next

Crisis and chain of mistakes! Who will take action?

A License to Breathe: Post-modernity and the Pandemic

Terminally Special & We the People

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Steve LeVine

Steve LeVine

Editor at Large, Medium, covering the turbulence all around us, electric vehicles, batteries, social trends. Writing The Mobilist. Ex-Axios, Quartz, WSJ, NYT.

More from Medium

Germany’s Hidden Treasures and why they may be hidden.

Gamestop: What Was Supposed to be a Flip Play Turned Into So Much More

Interesting and Unusual Places to Stay in Amsterdam

Lessons from The Past