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Seven Points on Investing in Treacherous Waters

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2/6/2023

What Goes Up Also Comes Down: The Heavy Hand of Bubble Symmetry

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2/2/2023

The Race to the Bottom Accelerates

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1/28/2023

You Want Truly ‘Sound Money’? A Thought Experiment

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1/26/2023

The 1970s: From Rotting Carcasses Floating in the River to Kayak Races

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1/25/2023

Contrarian Thoughts on the Petro-Yuan and Gold-Backed Currencies

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1/21/2023

Want to Know Where the Economy Is Going? Watch The Top 10%

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1/19/2023

Who Would Benefit from a Severe Global Recession?

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1/9/2023

How Easy Is It To Become Middle Class?

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1/6/2023

Misunderstanding War, Money and Prosperity

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1/4/2023

It’s a New Era

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1/2/2023

An Inconvenient Revolution

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12/29/2022

Will 2023 Be ‘Just an Average Recession in an Average Year’ or Will It Be Transformational?

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12/27/2022

Why the Next Decade Will Not Be Like the Previous 40 Years

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12/24/2022

Time To Get Out of Dodge?

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12/22/2022

Monopolies and Cartels Are ‘Communism for the Rich’

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12/16/2022

The Blowback from Stripmining Labor for 45 Years Is Just Beginning

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12/13/2022

The Monopoly – Labor ‘Let It Rot’ Death Spiral

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12/9/2022

The Bubble Economy’s Credit-Asset Death Spiral

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12/6/2022

This Is of Course Insane

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12/2/2022

The ‘Oil Curse’ and Splashy PR Announcements of Oil Production Cuts

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11/30/2022

The Uncertainty in China Is Kryptonite to Global Markets

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11/28/2022

FTX and the Corruption of AmericaCharles Hugh Smith

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11/26/2022

There’s No Bottom Until Frenzied Speculation Turns to Dust

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11/21/2022

FTX: The Dominoes of Financial Fraud Have Yet To Fall

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11/18/2022

Where Crypto Went Wrong

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11/16/2022

Asymmetries, Distortions and Denial

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11/15/2022

I Used To Be Disgusted, Now I’m Disabused

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11/14/2022

Regardless of Who’s Elected, Imperial Corruption Rules the Nation

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11/11/2022

The Unintended Consequences of Unintended Consequences

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11/9/2022

The Era of All-Powerful Central Banks Is Over

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11/4/2022

New Prosperity Magazine: Goldilocks and the Crack-Up Boom

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6/9/2022

Who’s Going to Fix What’s Broken?

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6/3/2022

Livelihoods in a Degrowth Economy

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5/28/2022

Curveballs in the Housing Bubble Bust

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5/19/2022

Is Housing a Bubble That’s About to Crash?

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5/3/2022

Staring Into the Abyss

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4/25/2022

A Couple of Thoughts on Big Numbers

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4/19/2022

Which Leads to Doom, Which Leads to Revival: Free Money or Frugality?

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4/13/2022

The Global Order Has Cracked

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4/6/2022

Why so Few See the Last Chance To Exit

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3/1/2022

Let’s Talk ‘Fed Policy Error,’ Pushers and Addiction

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2/15/2022

How Empires Die

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2/8/2022

The Bear Awakens

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2/5/2022

Can a Nation Prosper as its Institutions Fail?

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2/3/2022

Inflation Winners and Losers

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1/28/2022

Politics Is Dead, Here’s What Killed It

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1/18/2022

Should You Move While You Can, Or When You Must?

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1/17/2022

The Real Revolution Is Underway But Nobody Recognizes It

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1/14/2022

What Will Surprise Us in 2022

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1/5/2022