Author: Charles Hugh Smith

Corruption Is Now Our Way of Life

Corruption Is Now Our Way of Life by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds Systemic corruption and the implosion of the social contract have consequences: It’s called collapse. Social and economic decay is so glacial that only those few...

Things Change

Things Change”Doing more of what’s hollowed out our economy and society” is a slippery path to ruin. “Doing more of what’s hollowed out our economy and society” is a slippery path to ruin. Things change, supposedly immutable systems crumble and...

The Empire of Uncertainty

The Empire of Uncertainty by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds Anyone claiming they can project the trajectory of the U.S. and global economy is deluding themselves. Normalcy depends entirely on everyday life being predictable. To be predictable, life...

Goodbye To All That: Are Our Rituals of “Prosperity” Increasingly Meaningless?

Goodbye To All That: Are Our Rituals of “Prosperity” Increasingly Meaningless? by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds The heretical truth is that many of the “consumption rituals” that signified “prosperity” for decades are either meaningless, unaffordable or require...

Sacrifice for Thee But None For Me

Sacrifice for Thee But None For Me by Charles Hugh Smith for Of Two Minds The banquet of consequences for the Fed, the elites and their armies of parasitic flunkies and factotums is being laid out, and there won’t be...