Charles Hugh Smith

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Trump’s Tax Plan Leaves the Swamp Untouched

His ideas don’t add up to real reform.
Charles Hugh Smith April 28, 2017

The Fading American Dream of Working for Yourself

The self-employed middle class is far smaller than we often assume.
Charles Hugh Smith October 7, 2015

Are You Really Middle Class?

The standard of living taken for granted in the 1960s is now affordable to very few.
Charles Hugh Smith September 23, 2015

Don’t Worry About China’s Stocks—Worry About Its Housing

When the real estate bubble that enriched households and local governments alike soon bursts, the whole world may pay.
Charles Hugh Smith August 17, 2015

Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?

What's wrong with global capitalism, and how to rewrite the rules of the game
Charles Hugh Smith October 7, 2014

An Iceberg Called Bernanke

Manipulating interest rates is only the tip of the Federal Reserve’s agenda.
Charles Hugh Smith November 1, 2012

Neo-Keynesian Trap

Cheap, abundant credit stimulates the wrong kind of growth.
Charles Hugh Smith May 31, 2012

Inflation by Any Other Name

Nominal GDP targeting puts your savings in the crosshairs.
Charles Hugh Smith November 30, 2011