Charles Hugh Smith

The Wealthy Are Not Like You and Me–Our Terminally Stratified Society

Posted by on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 in Of Two Minds

History suggests such a stratified society cannot endure as a democracy. When we say "The Wealthy Are Not Like You and Me," mos...

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Even the Aliens Are Boring

Posted by on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023 in Of Two Minds

Everything is boring, even the aliens. Sometimes truth is best revealed tongue-in-cheek, that is, in semi-serious banter rather th...

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Lessons from the Unraveling of the Roman Empire: Simplification, Localization

Posted by on Monday, July 31st, 2023 in Of Two Minds

The fragmentation, simplification and localization of the post-Imperial era offers us lessons we ignore at our peril. There i...

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All Bubbles Pop

Posted by on Friday, July 28th, 2023 in Of Two Minds

The problem with bubbles of received wisdom and herd-euphoria is conditions change but the risk of something untoward happening is...

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I Keep Changing Channels But It’s Still the Same Program

Posted by on Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 in Of Two Minds

We can pretend an insanely over-leveraged, fragile status quo is rock-solid and will deliver the goodies regardless of anything sh...

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Everyone’s Talking about Currencies: 21 Points

Posted by on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023 in Of Two Minds

The ideal 'sound money system' is one in which many currencies, both state-issued and privately issued, compete in a transparent g...

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