Blog Posts - Charles Hugh-smith



"Are You A Deplorable?"

"Are You A Deplorable?"by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog"Regardless of your ethnicity, class or religion, if you perceive the institutions that govern American life as corrupted, riddled with favoritism and spin or as broken, you’re a Deplo...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 20, 2016

The Economy: “The Approaching Winter: The Super-Cycle Has Turned”

“The Approaching Winter: The Super-Cycle Has Turned”, Introductionby Brian Maher"To everything there is a season, Ecclesiastes tells us… What if the economy’s entering winter? In spring...  the thrusting saplings of tomorrow shoulde...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 10, 2016

"Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating"

"Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating"by Charles Hugh Smith"Let's honor Labor Day by reviewing what's happened to wage-earners in the eight years since central banks "saved the financial system" with free money for financiers: wage-ea...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 5, 2016

“Wake Up America- It's Time To Eliminate The 'Pusher'”

“Wake Up America- It's Time To Eliminate The 'Pusher'”by Charles Hugh-Smith"Central banks can only do one thing, and that's provide monetary welfare for the wealthy. The fact that central banks provide welfare for the wealthy is now entering the...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 30, 2016

"Trump By A Landslide?"

"Trump By A Landslide?"by Charles Hugh Smith"Based on this analytic structure, Trump may not just win the election in November- he might win by a landslide. If we believe the mainstream media and the Establishment it protects and promotes, Trump has...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 29, 2016

The Economy: "Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation Would Crash the System"

"Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation Would Crash the System"by Charles Hugh-Smith“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 3, 2016

The Economy: "A Psychiatric Diagnosis of the U.S. Market"

"A Psychiatric Diagnosis of the U.S. Market: Schizophrenic Disconnect From Reality, Bipolar Mania, Psychotic Delusions of Wealth"by Charles Hugh Smith"If you think a delusional market is healthy, it's time for a psychiatric exam.What diagnosis w...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 27, 2016

"We’ve Entered an Era of Rising Instability and Uncertainty"

"We’ve Entered an Era of Rising Instability and Uncertainty"by Charles Hugh Smith"That we have entered an era of rising instability and uncertainty is self-evident.There will always be areas of instability in any era, but instability and uncertaint...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 18, 2016

"Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures"

"Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures"By Charles Hugh Smith"Ultimately, the dominance of global capital (the Corporatocracy) is not financial- it's political. One little-remarked consequence of the central banks' policies of near-zero inter...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 9, 2016

"The Five Stages of Central Bankers’ Failure"

"The Five Stages of Central Bankers’ Failure"by Charles Hugh Smith"Central bankers are now in the denial and anger stages of Kubler-Ross’s famed stages of loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Central bankers are in denial t...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 31, 2016

The Economy: “We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane”

“We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane”by Charles Hugh Smith"The Keynesian gods have failed, and as a result we're in the eye of a global financial hurricane.The Keynesian god of growth has failed.The Keynesian god of borrowing fr...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 23, 2016

The Economy: "5 Charts"; "Why It's Time To Give Up"

"We Need a Complete System Overhaul: 5 Charts That Blow Up the Status Quo"by Charles Hugh Smith"The promises made when there were 7 workers for every retiree cannot be kept when there are only 2 workers for every retiree. In an auto-mechanic ana...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 11, 2016

"The Meaning Of A Multicultural America: 323,341,000 Individuals"

"The Meaning Of A Multicultural America: 323,341,000 Individuals"by Charles Hugh-Smith"Imagine being told by some politico that if you're truly a fan of the Golden State Warriors, you must vote for him to "prove your loyalty" as a Warriors fan.Multic...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 9, 2016

The Economy: "How Systems Break: First They Slow Down"

"How Systems Break: First They Slow Down"by Charles Hugh Smith"The reality that cannot be spoken is that all the financial systems we believe are permanent are actually on borrowed time. One way we can judge this decline of resilience is to look at h...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 6, 2016

The Economy: "Why Real Reform Is Now Impossible"

"Why Real Reform Is Now Impossible"by Charles Hugh-Smith"The endless bleating of well-paid pundits in the corporate media about "reform" is just more circus. It's difficult for well-meaning pundits to abandon the fantasy that meaningful reform is pos...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 28, 2016

"The Entire Status Quo Is A Fraud"

"The Entire Status Quo Is A Fraud"by Charles Hugh-Smith"Fraud as a way of life caters an extravagant banquet of consequences. This can't be said politely: the entire status quo in America is a fraud.• The financial system is a fraud.• The politic...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 14, 2016

“If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead”

“If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead”By Charles Hugh Smith"To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway: How did you lose your Republic? Two ways, gradually and then suddenly. The Romans experienced this when their Republic was...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 24, 2016

“When a Friend Takes His/Her Own Life”

“When a Friend Takes His/Her Own Life”by Charles Hugh Smith“Tragically, a friend of mine recently took his own life. As a memorial to him, I am reprinting an essay from 2007 about a dear female friend who took her own life.“When an old friend...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 20, 2016

The Economy: “The Chart of Doom: When Private Credit Stops Expanding...”

“The Chart of Doom: When Private Credit Stops Expanding...”by Charles Hugh Smith“Once private credit rolls over in China and the U.S., the global recession will start its rapid slide down the Seneca Cliff. Few question the importance of private...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 10, 2016

“The Global Economy Could Fall Farther and Faster Than Pundits Expect”

“The Global Economy Could Fall Farther and Faster Than Pundits Expect”by Charles Hugh Smith“The core narrative of central bank/cartel capitalism is centralized agencies have the power to limit downturns and extend credit-based “good times”...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 8, 2016


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