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Charles Hugh Smith

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Charles Hugh Smith's Opinion & Analysis
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We're all against "fake news," right? Until your content is deemed "fake news" in a "fake news" indictment without any evidence, trial or recourse. When propaganda is cleverly engineered, people don't...
Once we understand this mechanism, we understand that labor can never get ahead. I've been pondering a comment longtime correspondent Drew P. emailed me in response to my post, What's Holding Up the...
The price of this "solution"--the undermining of the financial system--will eventually be paid in full. The financial storm clouds are gathering, and no, I'm not talking about impeachment or the Fed...
The "Everything Bubble" Is Not Permanent All eyes are again on the Federal Reserve, as everyone understands that the Fed is the market – the stock market, the bond market, the art market, the...
If these three charts reflect a "normal" "healthy" Bull market, then why are they so uncommon? The implicit narrative of the latest rally in stocks is that this is just another normal rally in the...
A third period of heightened volatility shouldn't surprise us. Consider this chart of the S&P 500 over the past two years: take a look at the relative steepness of each of the red lines (rallies),...
Small businesses on the precipice need only one small shove to go over the edge, and there won't be replacements filling the fast-multiplying empty storefronts. As a generality, the average employee...
Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power. When every device in your life is connected to the Internet (the Internet of...
The more extreme the speculative euphoria, the greater the risks of a reversal. One sentence sums up the speculative euphoria gripping markets: January and June of this year are the only months in...
What's left to monetize? It appears the answer is "very little." Advertising has always monetized consumers' time and attention, what we call engagement today. Newspapers and periodicals publish...