Of Two Minds


Surviving 2020 #3: Plans A, B and C

May 6, 2020

Readers ask for specific recommendations for successfully navigating the post-credit/speculative-bubble era and I try to do so while explaining the impossibility of the task.As the bogus prosperity economy built on exponential growth of debt …


Where the Rubber Meets the Road

May 6, 2020

Longtime correspondent Paul B. suggested I re-publish three essays that have renewed relevance. This is the second essay, from July 2008. Thank you, Paul, for the suggestion.I received this timely inquiry from astute reader Paul B.:I’m interested in # …


Surviving 2020 #1: Bug-Out Bunkers, Taoism and the Warring States

May 5, 2020

If someone were to ask for a less risky survival strategy, I would suggest moving into town and start showing a little generosity rather than a lot of hoarding.I’m not trying to be difficult, but I can’t help cutting against the grain on topics like su…


Why Assets Will Crash

May 3, 2020

This is how it happens that boats that were once worth tens of thousands of dollars are set adrift by owners who can no longer afford to pay slip fees.The increasing concentration of the ownership of wealth/assets in the top 10% has an under-appreciate…


Our Inevitable Collapse: We Can’t Save a Fragile Economy With Bailouts That Increase Fragility

May 1, 2020

By bailing out the sources of systemic fragility with trillions of dollars, the Fed has shifted the risk to the entire financial system and the nation’s currency.That the global economy is fragile is painfully obvious to all. What is less obvious …


The Pandemic Is Deepening America’s Many Divides

April 30, 2020

And so we’ve reached the precarious state of disunion in which the only thing the warring elites can agree upon is that the Federal Reserve should rescue their private wealth, regardless of cost or consequences.America’s divides are proliferating and d…




Mark E. Jeftovic

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Charles Hugh Smith

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