The Economist Magazine always publishes a year in review and predictions in a special edition in Dec. I have many from past years and since they are from an unbiased view [outside of US mega media bubble] it is worth a read or a purchase. Check it out at a Borders with a coffee or if you still have a library skim it and consider a purchase for your own library. I always liked it and didn't realize it was considered a conservative read. I still like it.