Articles by Charles Hugh Smith

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Gentrified Urban America

Will be hit hard by the recession, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/24/2019

The West’s Descent

Into “Cultural Revolution.” Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/21/2019

France’s Ghosts of ‘68

General strike vs. Macron and the technocrat elites. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/17/2019

The European Union

Charles Hugh Smith on it’s decline and fall.

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1/15/2019

The Recession Will Be Unevenly Distributed

Some will be devastated, others relatively untouched, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/11/2019

The Horrific Crisis of 2025

It will be financial, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/4/2019

The Crisis of Capital

It’s increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic losses, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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1/1/2019

How Many of Your Local Taxes and Fees

Are rocketing higher? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/29/2018

When Certainty Frays

Capital gets skittish, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/28/2018

Good for Powell

And his restoration of price discovery. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/26/2018

Why Everything That Needs To Be Fixed

Remains permanently broken, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/20/2018

Yellow Vests and the Downward Mobility

Of the middle class. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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12/18/2018

The Conflicting Forces of Modernism

Charles Hugh Smith on Kafka and Kierkegaard.

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12/12/2018

Are We in a Recession Already?

Charles Hugh Smith thinks so.

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12/10/2018

The Politics of Debt-Serfs and Tax Donkeys

Our only choice is the least bad, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/28/2018

Two Paths to Collapse

Gradual erosion and sudden crash. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/26/2018

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Liberal Scorned

The media turns on Facebook and Google. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/20/2018

The Political Rebellion Gathers Momentum

Charles Hugh Smith on good news.

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11/19/2018

Why Are So Few Americans

Able to get ahead? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/10/2018

Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Out

Charles Hugh Smith on small businessmen under pressure.

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11/6/2018

The Erosion of Civil Society

What’s behind it? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/5/2018

Social Media

Why are they so toxic? Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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11/1/2018

Shadow Banning Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

We’re all digital ghosts now, by Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/30/2018

America’s Social Depression

It’s accelerating, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/25/2018

Mutiny, Class, Authority, and Respect

By Charles Hugh Smith on humiliation and rebellion.

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10/23/2018

The Coming Inflation Threat

The worst of both worlds, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/22/2018

How Many Households Qualify as Middle Class?

Shockingly, fewer since the middle class was strip-mined, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/16/2018

The Dynamics of Decadence

Charles Hugh Smith on the commie drive for a universal basic income.

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10/8/2018

Pensions Depend on Bubbles Never Popping

But all bubbles pop, says Charles Hugh Smith.

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10/4/2018

The Four Disastrous Presidential Policies

That are destroying the nation. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/26/2018

On Turning 60

Charles Hugh Smith on the speed of life, and what to do about it.

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9/25/2018

When Does This Travesty of a Mockery of a Sham Finally End

Charles Hugh Smith on this artificial boom.

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9/22/2018

We’re All Speculators Now

Thanks to the Fed. Article by Charles Hugh Smith.

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9/20/2018

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