Articles by Charles Hugh Smith

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The Nation Is Falling into the Abyss Between Wall Street and Main Street

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7/30/2020

The Sinking Titanic’s Great Pumps Finally Fail

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7/13/2020

How We Got Here: the Global Economy’s 75-Year Stumble to the Precipice

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7/6/2020

Forget the V, W, or L Recovery: Focus on N-P-B

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6/30/2020

Unstoppable: The Greatest Depression and the Reverse Wealth Effect

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6/11/2020

Deep State to Powell: Stop Goosing Stocks Higher or You’ll Re-Elect Trump

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6/10/2020

The Outlines of a Better World Are Emerging

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5/11/2020

The Pandemic Is Deepening America’s Many Divides

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5/1/2020

The Global Repricing of Assets Can’t Be Stopped

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3/20/2020

No, the Fed Will Not ‘Save the Market’—Here’s Why

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2/26/2020

Omens, Portents, Karma, and the Mandate of Heaven

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2/21/2020

The World Is Awash in Oil, False Assurances, Magical Thinking, and Complacency as Global Demand Careens Toward a Cliff

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2/20/2020

Second-Order Effects: The Unexpectedly Slippery Path to Dow 10,000

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2/1/2020

No Matter How Much Money the Fed Prints, We Still Can’t Afford Nice Things

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1/18/2020

Instability Rising: Why 2020 Will Be Different

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1/16/2020

Just a Friendly Heads-Up, Bulls: The Fed Just Slashed its Balance Sheet

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1/14/2020

The Fed Can’t Reverse the Decline of Financialization and Globalization

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1/11/2020

Is This ‘The Top’?

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1/8/2020

Grab-Bag Resolutions 2020

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1/2/2020

The Hour Is Getting Late

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1/1/2020

Are Social Media the New Tobacco?

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12/30/2019

A ‘Market’ Crash Is Baked In—Here’s Why

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12/28/2019

All I Want for Christmas Is an Unmanipulated Market

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12/26/2019

Welcome to the Era of Intensifying Chaos and New Weapons of Conflict

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12/25/2019

Our Fragmentation Accelerates

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12/23/2019

Skyrocketing Costs Will Pop All the Bubbles

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12/20/2019

OK Boomer, OK Fed

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12/19/2019

A ‘Market‘ That Needs $1 Trillion in Panic-Money-Printing by the Fed To Stave Off Implosion Is Not a Market

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12/17/2019

Why ‘This Sucker Is Going Down’

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12/12/2019

The Taxonomy of Collapse

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12/11/2019

Suppressing Dissent Guarantees Disorder and Collapse

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12/9/2019

Costs Are Spiraling Out of Control

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12/6/2019

Crunchtime: When Events Outrun Plan B

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12/5/2019

Could America Survive a Truth Commission?

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12/3/2019

The Hollowing Out of America

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11/25/2019

What’s Been Normalized? Nothing Good or Positive

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11/22/2019

Political and Social Conflict Is Accelerating: Here’s Why

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11/20/2019

If Not-QE Is QE, Then Is Not-a-Blowoff-Top a Blowoff Top?

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11/19/2019

Medicare-for-All Is Just Another Racket

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11/18/2019

Corporate America Is an Anti-Social Black Plague: Negative Network Effects Run Amok.

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11/15/2019

Stock Market Cheerleading: Why Do We Celebrate the Super-Rich Getting Richer?

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11/14/2019

Now That We’ve Incentivized Sociopaths

Guess What Happens Next. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/13/2019

No Recession Ever Again? The Yellowstone Analogy

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11/9/2019

The Political Parties and the Media Have Abandoned the Working ‘Middle Class’

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11/1/2019

Has California Lost the Mandate of Heaven?

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10/31/2019

This Is What Worries Me

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10/28/2019

The Unraveling Quickens

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10/26/2019

Welcome to the USSR: the United States of Suppression and Repression

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10/24/2019

Prying Open the Overton Window

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10/22/2019

What We’ve Lost

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10/21/2019