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Charles Hugh Smith

Livelihoods in a Degrowth Economy

Posted by on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

The sooner we start preparing for degrowth, the better off we'll be. A Chinese proverb captures this succinctly: By the time you'...

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The Consent of the Governed Is Slipping Away

Posted by on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

The realization that we're not actually being represented at the federal level has eroded the consent of the governed for the nat...

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What Could Go Right?

Posted by on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 in Of Two Minds

Our economy is not resilient or antifragile, it's a fragile sand castle of debt and denial. What could go off the cliff that hasn'...

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The Solution for Social Media Spam Bots Is Already Here

Posted by on Friday, May 20th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

The right of free speech should not be confused with an obligation for privately owned enterprises to allow spamming and spoofing...

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The Epidemic Nobody Talks About: Burnout

Posted by on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

Burnout makes everyone uncomfortable, so it's largely a silent epidemic. Epidemics are not just biological in origin. A strong ca...

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Checking In On Five Long-Term Cycles

Posted by on Monday, May 16th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

The decline phase of S-Curves can be gradual or a cliff-dive. Way back in 2007 I charted five long-wave cycles that I reckoned con...

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