Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter, Axios Future Trends. The Axios subject-matter experts — drawing on fresh interviews, and daily immersion in the topics driving change in business, society and the world — bring you this exclusive look ahead:
The biggest threat to the Trump presidency, the markets and our ability to deal with future crises is the coming staff exodus. We cannot stress enough how many essential staff and officials want out — if not this quarter, then soon after the new year:
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The most important non-Trump story of the year is the rising clash between Washington and Big Tech — Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and even Twitter. We think this ends with some kind of new regulations and/or legislation. The only question is how severe.
At least two tech companies — Facebook and Twitter — will testify before Congress to explain the spread of misinformation on their platforms. Specifics to watch:
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Media companies, for the first time ever, feel they have leverage in their fights with Facebook and Google:
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Republicans are done trying for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Watch for Trump to move quietly to keep the health care markets from crumbling:
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Watch to see what, if anything, can slow the dizzying climb of company values. Not just the Fortune 500, but also privately-held giants like Uber and WeWork:
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The nation's insane spike in opioid addiction is creating a crucial — and overlooked — job shortage. We have 1.7 million people who are jobless and not looking for work, many as a result of addiction:
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One of the most fascinating trends in regulation is growing concern among energy execs that Trump is rolling back too many regs, too fast. Many CEOs want certainty more than short-term rollbacks:
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Watch science push us into unexplored and sometimes disputed territory:
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