Articles by Charles Hugh Smith

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Massive Deficit Spending

Greenlights waste, fraud, profiteering, and dysfunction, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/17/2018

The Next Financial Crisis Is Right on Schedule

In 2019. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/13/2018

How Things Fall Apart

Extremes aren’t stable, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/11/2018

The Brevity of Life

Charles Hugh Smith on making changes before it’s too late.

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9/10/2018

The Global Financial System Is Unraveling

And no, the U.S. is not immune, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/6/2018

Productivity

Why is it dead in the water? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/4/2018

Once the Bubbles Pop

We’re broke, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/3/2018

Here’s How We Ended Up

With predatory, parasitic elites. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/30/2018

How Wealthy Would We Be

If we stopped borrowing trillions every year? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/27/2018

The Longest Bull Market

Since the Great Pyramid Boom of 2580 B.C. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/24/2018

The Telltale Signs of Imperial Decline

They're evident, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/22/2018

If You Want To Survive This Election

With your mental health intact, turn off the “news” and social media now, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/18/2018

Our ‘Prosperity’

Is now dependent on predatory globalization, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/16/2018

The Grand Irony of RussiaGate

The US becomes more like the USSR every day, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/13/2018

We’ll Pay All Those Future Obligations

By impoverishing everyone. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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8/7/2018

Here’s What We’ve Lost

Charles Hugh Smith on the last decade.

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7/31/2018

When Long-Brewing Instability

Finally reaches crisis. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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7/27/2018

Keynesian Economics Is an Artifact

Of cheap energy. Artice by Charles Hugh Smith.

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7/3/2018

Burrito Index Update

Burrito Cost Triples, Official Inflation Up 43% from 2001, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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6/5/2018

US Healthcare Isn’t Broken

It’s fixed, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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5/17/2018

How Safe Are We?

Charles Hugh Smith on our blindness to systemic dangers.

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5/12/2018

The War Between Public Pensioners and Tax Donkeys

It’s heating up, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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4/21/2018

What Do We Know About Syria?

Next to nothing, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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4/17/2018

The Genie’s Out of the Bottle

8 defining trends are reversing, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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4/13/2018

The Worms Have Finally Turned

Against the privileged elites. says Charles Hugh Smith.

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4/9/2018

The Fate of Rome

And America. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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4/2/2018

15 Years of War

To whose benefit? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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3/29/2018

How Long Can We Get Away With It?

Alas, fakery isn’t actually a solution to fiscal/financial crisis, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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3/17/2018

Never Mind Volatility

Systemic risk is rising, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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3/5/2018

Russian Meddling?

Charles Hugh Smith is gagging on the irony.

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2/20/2018

Our Winter of Discontent

It’s approaching, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/19/2018

3 Crazy Things

We now accept as “normal, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/17/2018

The Ghosts of 1968

Are they coming back? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/15/2018

Is Congress Finally Pushing Back

Against the security apparatus? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/6/2018

Political Correctness

Serves the ruling elite, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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2/3/2018

The Pie Is Shrinking

For the 99%, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/31/2018

Can We Finally Have an Honest Discussion

About the Opioid crisis? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/27/2018

Central Banks

From coordination to competition. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/23/2018

Have We Reached Peak NFL?

Let’s hope. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/18/2017

A Radical Critique of Universal Basic Income

Shocking news: the establishment hates and fears regular people. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/7/2017

The Demise of Dissent

Charles Hugh Smith on why the web is becoming homogenized.

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11/20/2017

Follow the Oil, Follow the Money

Charles Hugh Smith on Mideast turmoil.

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11/15/2017

Forget the Bogus GOP Reform

Here’s what real tax reform would look like, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/14/2017

Where Are Europe’s Fault Lines?

We’re about to find out, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/10/2017

What the Kennedy Assassination Records Reveal

Uncontrollable Incompetence, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/2/2017

The Everything Bubble

What could pop it? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/30/2017

Fraud, Exploitation, Collusion

Charles Hugh Smith on Big Pharma.

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10/19/2017

The Endgame of Financialization

Stealth nationalization, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/16/2017

Are You Better Off Than You Were 17 Years Ago?

Charles Hugh Smith on gov’t lies about your diminishing prosperity.

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10/14/2017

Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy

Charles Hugh Smith on dirty secrets, dirty lies.

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10/11/2017