Author: Charles Hugh Smith

Omens, Portents, Karma and the Mandate of Heaven

Omens, Portents, Karma and the Mandate of Heaven by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds The question of legitimacy isn’t limited to China. what makes humans unique among social mammals? Some say humor, I would nominate superstition: regardless of...

China’s Fatal Dilemma

China’s Fatal Dilemma by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds Ending the limited quarantine and falsely proclaiming China safe for visitors and business travelers will only re-introduce the virus to workplaces and infect foreigners. China faces an inescapably fatal...

The Pandemic Isn’t Ending, It’s Just the Beginning of Global Disorder and Depression

The Pandemic Isn’t Ending, It’s Just the Beginning of Global Disorder and Depression by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds When you’ve been lied to, you’ve been betrayed. Betrayal has consequences. Unsurprisingly, denying the pandemic is unstoppable and consequential...

Second-Order Effects: The Unexpectedly Slippery Path to Dow 10,000

Second-Order Effects: The Unexpectedly Slippery Path to Dow 10,000 by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds Dow 30,000 is “unsinkable,” just like the Titanic. A recent Barrons cover celebrating the euphoric inevitability of Dow 30,000 captured the mainstream zeitgeist...