Articles by Charles Hugh Smith

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Life After a Collapse

It will be no fun, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/21/2014

Which Cities and States Will Be the First To Default?

When the economy rolls over. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/13/2014

Do You Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate

Answer these questions, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/7/2014

Are You a Top 10% Household or Just Getting By?

Charles Hugh Smith on how we're all sliding downhill.

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11/1/2014

How Empires End

Charles Hugh Smith on the characteristics of imperial decay.

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10/9/2014

Stocks Have Reached a Permanently High Plateau

Just like 1929. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/8/2014

A New Misery Index

Charles Hugh Smith on charting the actual economic decline.

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8/26/2014

Crazy-Making Double Bind

Charles Hugh Smith on the Fed’s policies and pronouncements.

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8/22/2014

Grow a Lot of Food

Charles Hugh Smith eats like a king from his small, messy garden.

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8/18/2014

Rotting From Within

Charles Hugh Smith on our Ponzi economy.

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7/24/2014

Are We Doomed?

Charles Hugh Smith on the unsustainable status quo.

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7/16/2014

Incompetent, Sociopathic Con Men

Why is the regime so full of them? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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3/28/2014

Will We Ever Know What Happened to Flight 370?

Much of what we’ve been told doesn’t add up, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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3/15/2014

Banks Are Obsolete

The entire parasitic sector can be eliminated, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/22/2014

A Motivational Letter From the Devil

To his followers. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/20/2014

Lunch Isn’t Free

Neither is debt, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/29/2013

A Neutron Bomb for the Economy


Charles Hugh Smith on SoeteroCare.

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11/25/2013

What Real Estate Bubble?

Oh, you mean the one that’s bigger than 2007? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/31/2013

Have We Reached Peak Entitlements?

Indeed, peak government? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/14/2013

Higher Ed Is Doomed

About time, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/20/2013

Is Your Ivy Dying?

Higher-ed cartel, meet creative destructionism.

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9/13/2013

When Dominance Leads to Incompetence and Catastrophe

Charles Hugh Smith on America.

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9/9/2013

Welcome to 1984


The new, improved American version. Article by Charles Hughes Smith.

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8/15/2013

They Blew It

5 core reasons why things are falling apart. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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7/5/2013

Forget Grades, Degrees, GPA’s

They don't predict job success, says Google. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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7/1/2013

Tune In, Turn On, Opt Out

Charles Hugh Smith on what happens to the ruling elite when the tax and debt serfs escape.

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5/20/2013

Anticipating the Devolution of Big Government Expect destructive feedback loops

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11/1/2012

What Happens When All the Money Vanishes Into Thin Air?

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5/17/2012

What If Housing Is Done for a Generation?

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4/12/2012

Calling All Crash Test Dummies: Big Crash Ahead

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4/11/2012

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Writing Off 3 Trillion Euros of Bad Debt?

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11/29/2011

The Future of Work

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11/25/2011

What Are the Alternatives to $100K in Student Debt?

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4/15/2011

Students: You Are Exploited Debt-Serfs

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4/13/2011

The Devolution of the Consumer Economy

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4/7/2011

Why the World Is Financially Doomed in Four Charts

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1/14/2011

Post-Election Postmortem: What’s Different?

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11/11/2010