Author Archives: Charles Hugh Smith

Trump’s Tax Plan Leaves the Swamp Untouched

His ideas don’t add up to real reform.

The Fading American Dream of Working for Yourself

The self-employed middle class is far smaller than we often assume.

Are You Really Middle Class?

The standard of living taken for granted in the 1960s is now affordable to very few.

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.

Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?

What’s wrong with global capitalism, and how to rewrite the rules of the game

An Iceberg Called Bernanke

Manipulating interest rates is only the tip of the Federal Reserve’s agenda.

Neo-Keynesian Trap

Cheap, abundant credit stimulates the wrong kind of growth.

Inflation by Any Other Name

Nominal GDP targeting puts your savings in the crosshairs.

Bernanke’s Bad Bet

  The Fed sacrifices Main Street’s wealth to Wall Street. By Charles …

The Trouble With T-Bills

How our last export industry might bankrupt us

Busting the Safety Net

The economic crisis hastens an entitlement crash.

No Easy Money

The case for raising interest rates

Bringing Down the House

Why home prices won’t rise again

Bringing Down the House

Why home prices won’t rise again