Charles Hugh Smith

We Blew It: Malinvestment and the Plundering of Productive Assets

Posted by on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

Plunder is fun until everything has been plundered. Nothing is infinite except greed and credulity. Unfortunately, neither greed ...

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Devil’s Advocates are Investors’ Best Friends

Posted by on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 in Of Two Minds

If those on the opposite side of the trade are viewed as threats rather than friends, it's time to revise the analysis. Of the man...

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Chart a Course To Self-Reliance

Posted by on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

Self-reliance in the 21st century is uniquely challenging because we've become overly dependent on globalization and financializat...

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Loonshots and Collapse

Posted by on Monday, September 26th, 2022 in Of Two Minds

The momentum of franchise success and centralization of power are fatal. Loonshots are like moonshots, only crazier and trickier t...

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2022-2030: Transformation or Stagnation?

Posted by on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 in Of Two Minds

Some decades are easy and expansive, others are painful but necessary to lay the foundations for future progress. Many people reje...

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Two Easy Predictions: Wealth Tax and Windfall Tax

Posted by on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 in Of Two Minds

Looks like we need another $500 billion or so. Hum baby! Predictions are hard, especially about the future, but two predictions ar...

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