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Charles Hugh Smith, has been an independent journalist for 22 years. His weblog,, is a daily compendium of observations and analysis on the global economy and financial markets, as well as notable political, social and cultural trends. Charles ...more


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Bull Or Bear? The Ultimate Source Of Market Instability
Everyone wants a trend they can trade for effortless gains. That may no longer be realistic.
We Have Forgotten That Business-Cycle Recessions Are Essential
A stagnating zombie economy never recovers.
Banks, Banks, Banks: The Elephant Nobody Even Sees
Amidst of a tsunami of commentary about banks, nobody mentions the proverbial elephant in the room, which is the overwhelming dominance of finance in the economy and society.
What If The Whole Point Is To End "The Fed Put"?
Choose one, and only one: a stock market that inflates and pops in an endless series of ever-more destructive bubbles, or a real economy that is no longer in thrall to the engines of wealth inequality and speculative frenzy.
The Easy Jobs Are (Mostly) Gone
My projections are: less high-quality work gets done; less work of any quality gets done; those carrying most of the weight burn out and quit and everyone wonders why the quality of goods and services is sinking to new lows.
The Forces Upending The Global Economy Cannot Be Reversed
So sorry, but the lifestyle of low-cost credit and all the goodies it could buy is permanently out of stock.
What ChatGPT And DeepMind Tell Us About AI
What's interesting is the really hard problem AI has not been applied to is how to manage these technologies in our socio-economic-cultural system.
The Core Of The Economy -- The Middle Class -- Is Crumbling
The net result of hyper-globalization and hyper-financialization is the crumbling of the middle class.
Seven Points On Investing In Treacherous Waters
What's truly valuable has no price and cannot be bought.
What Goes Up Also Comes Down: The Heavy Hand Of Bubble Symmetry
Should bubble symmetry play out in the S&P 500, we can anticipate a steep 45% drop to pre-bubble levels, followed by another leg down as the speculative frenzy is slowly extinguished.
The Race To The Bottom Accelerates
In the race to the bottom, nobody's in charge except to make sure nothing gets done of any consequence.
You Want Truly "Sound Money"? A Thought Experiment
One of the great fictions about money is that it is neutral. It isn't.
Contrarian Thoughts On The Petro-Yuan And Gold-Backed Currencies
Rather than cheer the concept of a new currency, we're better served to look at the velocity of that currency and the cycles of investing that currency in assets denominated in that currency for a low-risk return.
Want To Know Where The Economy Is Going? Watch The Top 10%
Should the wealth effect reverse as assets fall, capital gains evaporate, and investment income declines, the top 10% will no longer have the means or appetite to spend so freely.
The Forgotten History Of The 1970s
Stagflation--inflation plus stagnant growth, is once again in the news, and there are numerous articles comparing the present to the 1970s.
What If The "Black Swan" Of 2023 Is The Fed Succeeds?
If the Fed succeeding is a "Black Swan", bring it on.
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