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Charles Hugh Smith

What Goes Up Also Comes Down: The Heavy Hand of Bubble Symmetry

Posted by on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 in Of Two Minds

Should bubble symmetry play out in the S&P 500, we can anticipate a steep 45% drop to pre-bubble levels, followed by another l...

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Here’s How "Prosperity" Ends: Global Bubbles Are Popping

Posted by on Sunday, January 29th, 2023 in Of Two Minds

So here we are: the global credit-asset bubbles are popping, and the illusory "prosperity" generated by the bubbles is about to tu...

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Heretical Thoughts on Orthodoxies

Posted by on Friday, January 27th, 2023 in Of Two Minds

Heresy evolves, orthodoxy cannot. Plan accordingly. Orthodoxies offer the comforting illusion of solidarity. But in what lies ahe...

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The Race to the Bottom Accelerates

Posted by on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 in Of Two Minds

When competence, transparency and accountability are all punished, the Race to the Bottom accelerates. Race to the Bottom descri...

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You Want Truly "Sound Money"? A Thought Experiment

Posted by on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 in Of Two Minds

One of the great fictions about money is that it is neutral. It isn't. It's either designed for the elites or for the citizenry. ...

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The 1970s: From Rotting Carcasses Floating in the River to Kayak Races

Posted by on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 in Of Two Minds

If we don't bother measuring national well-being, the health of the nation's commons and resources and advances in the public's in...

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