Articles by Charles Hugh Smith

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The Pitfalls of Central Planning

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2/23/2024

Finding, Creating (and Keeping) a Job in the Era of AI

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2/21/2024

Digital Service Dumpster Fires and Shadow Work

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2/16/2024

The ‘Phantom Legion’ Problem

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2/13/2024

Irony Alert: ‘Outlawing’ Recession Has Made a Monster Recession Inevitable

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2/9/2024

The International City Model: Freedom Is the Solution, Coercion Is the Problem

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2/6/2024

National Self-Reliance Is On the Rise: China and the U.S.

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1/23/2024

Self-Reliance, Taoism, and the Warring States

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1/16/2024

What’s the Source of the Astounding 50% Boost in Corporate Profits?

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1/10/2024

What the Fed Accomplished: Distorted the Economy, Enriched the Rich and Crushed the Middle Class

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1/6/2024

2023: The Fed Declares Victory; 2024: The Year of Hubris and Nemesis

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1/4/2024

Rome Was Eternal, Until It Wasn’t: Imperial Analogs of Decay

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1/1/2024

What If There Are No Analogs for 2024?

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12/28/2023

Everyone Loves a Generous Government Until They Have to Pay For It

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12/25/2023

The Fed’s Empire of Speculation and the Echoes of 1929

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12/22/2023

Could America Have a French-Style Revolution?

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12/12/2023

What Happens When Millions of Renters Can No Longer Afford High Rents and Move Back Home?

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11/29/2023

What’s It Take To Be Middle Class Now?

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11/21/2023

Can We Reverse America’s Distemper?

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11/16/2023

How Much Do You Spend on Food?

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11/4/2023

We’re Eating Our Seed Corn

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11/2/2023

The Counterculture Everyone Forgot

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11/1/2023

Our Neofeudal, Neocolonial World

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10/28/2023

The Profitable Destruction of Americans’ Health

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10/25/2023

Lowering Risk as We Enter Forced Frugality

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10/24/2023

We Need a Change: Taylor Swift for President

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10/17/2023

On Thin Ice

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10/13/2023

The Many Flavors of Doom

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10/11/2023

The Bottomless Swamp of Regulatory Capture

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10/9/2023

Our Revolting Elites

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10/6/2023

The Psychology of Inflation

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9/30/2023

When Shelter Becomes a Speculative Asset, Society Unravels

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9/27/2023

Six Reasons Why Corporate Profits Will Fall 50%

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9/22/2023

The Peculiar Power of Denial

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9/20/2023

How to Select a Town the Rich Won’t Gentrify and Ruin

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9/15/2023

Here’s Why Housing Is Unaffordable for the Bottom 90%

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9/14/2023

Reinventing Democracy

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9/11/2023

We’re Living in a Neofeudal Bubble

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9/8/2023

Airbnb Has Destroyed America’s Resort Towns

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9/1/2023

Neither Comply Nor Resist

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8/30/2023

The Problem Isn’t a Housing Shortage, It’s the Concentration of Ownership by the Wealthy

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8/25/2023

No, Central Banks Won’t Save Us This Time

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8/22/2023

I Have a Very Bad Feeling About This

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8/21/2023

The Peculiar Unreality of Spectacle

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8/18/2023

2021 to 2024: From ‘Revenge’ Splurging To Forced Frugality

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8/16/2023

Why Rome Collapsed: Lessons for the Present

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8/14/2023

I’m Not Really Enjoying the Show

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8/11/2023

Fooled by What We Measure, Enlightened by What We Don’t Measure

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8/9/2023

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

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8/5/2023

Even the Aliens Are Boring

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8/3/2023