Tag Archives: Charles Hugh Smith

  • Blog

    VIDEO: The Fed’s Evil Juggernaut

    Don't let it crush your future
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 17, 2020, 6:20 PM

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    The US Federal Reserve is once again force-feeding liquidity into the system. At its fastest rate ever.

    The result? Record high stock prices whose valuations defy all logic.

    What’s wrong with that? Shouldn’t we just enjoy the party and be grateful for our rising 401ks?

    What’s wrong is that the Fed’s actions are dooming us. Their poisonous cocktail of endless cheap money and rock-bottom interest rates is hastening a terminal breakdown of the economy, while deliberately enriching a tiny cadre of elites to the ruin of everyone else.

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  • Blog

    WTF: What The Fed?!?

    A video event with Mike Maloney, Grant Williams, Charles Hugh Smith and Chris & Adam
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 6, 2020, 8:34 AM

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    Recently, Mike Maloney, Grant Williams, Charles Hugh Smith, Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart all convened to tackle the implications of the price distortions that central bank intervention has had on the financial markets.

    Back in 2018, each one of us was ringing a bell warning of a massive asset price bubble. 2019, however, only saw prices further shoot the moon (S&P up 28%, Nasdaq up 35%). And ever since ‘Not-QE’ was announced by the US Fed on Oct 8th, the rate of increase has only become more manic.

    Exactly WTF is going on?!?

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  • Podcast

    Charles Hugh Smith: Will You Be Richer or Poorer?

    Much of what we truly value is at risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:34 PM

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    Prolific and exceptionally perceptive author Charles Hugh Smith returns to discuss the insights in his just-launched book Will You Be Richer Or Poorer? Profit, Power & AI in a Traumatized World (the first chapter of which can be read for free here) The current narrative that our standard of living is not only the best…

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  • Insider

    (BONUS) Off The Cuff: A Crisis Of National Identity

    With trust and upward mobility disappearing, who are we?
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 9:59 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Epstein as a case study
    • Having departed so far from our values, what is our national identity now?
    • Our political, judicial, media, education and financial systems are captive to special interests
    • Where do we go from here?

    Sometimes, when the news is breaking fast & furious, content we create gets back-burnered for more time-sensitive material. And when we’re able, we bring it out to give it the sunlight it deserves.

    This conversation between Chris and Charles Hugh Smith, recorded a month ago, is one of them. It’s a no-holes-barred exploration of today’s culture, which appears to be drifting far from the values that used to serve as the foundation for society. As Charles asks below, in a society where trust has been eroded and prosperity is out of reach for all but the top 1%, who are we?

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Big Trouble In China Trade Talks

    The breakdown in talks has created a market breakdown
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:32 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • What’s driving the latest breakdown in trade talks
    • The 2 Chinas: and why it can no longer have it both ways
    • The dollar shortage in China
    • The great global slowdown

    The big news driving the markets this week is obviously the breakdown in trade talks between the US and China. In this week’s podcast, Chris and Charles deconstruct the key variables of the situation and explain why they don’t think a deal can get done anytime soon:

     

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    Off The Cuff: The Current System Is A Servitude Trap

    You need to escape it to prosper
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:43 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Our Current System Is A Servitude Trap
      • You need to escape it to prosper
    • The Rich Own The Assets & The Rest Own The Debt
      • Which is why its so hard to move up socio-economically these days
    • Asset Bubbles Pevert Opportunity
      • Big lifedesicsions become much more speculative
    • The Scary Side of Facebook/Google Media Monoply
      • Private industry & the government sharing our data

    This was the podcast orginally planned to run last week, but we bumped it to rush to you the time-sensitve reveations from Art Berman regarding the Ghawar oil field depletion data.

    In *this* podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith pull back the veil covering the architecture underlying today's society, exposing how the system is designed to trap us all in servitude to the parties running it. From how we're eductated, to the options available to us with our jobs and our money, to how our own personal data is increasingly being used to manipulate us — increasingly the only way to prosper in terms of wealth and well-being is to break from convention and operate outside of the system as much as possible.

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    Off The Cuff: The People Are Rising Up Against The Elites

    The working classes have hit their breaking point
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 25, 2019, 8:12 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Class Warfare
      • Growing tenions between the rural/worker vs urban/financier classes
    • Why The Yellow Vest Movement Matters
      • It represents a populist anger brewing around the world
    • Financialization & Globalization Are The Disease
      • They give the elites tremendous advantage over everyone else
    • The Empire Is Striking Back
      • The global establishment is squashing unrest by every means it has

    Chris continues to track the Yellow Vest protests across France Europe because it's representative of a populist ire festering around the globe. Decades of financialization and globalization have created a parasitic elite class that is bleeding the working classes dry.

    France is emerging as ground zero for a rebellion against those elites. And the Establishment Empire is doing all it can to suppress the movement before it catches fire in other countries, as it is already threatening to elsewhere in Europe. How soon until we see folks don their own yelow vest in the US, UK, Canada and Australia?

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    Daily Digest 12/8 – Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands, Why The Speed Of Rising Greenhouse Gases Matters

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, December 8, 2018, 4:49 PM

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    • American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned
    • Beige Book report shows economy still solid as workers gain greater power
    • Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands
    • Wells Fargo reform plans fail to satisfy Fed after scandals: sources
    • Alphabet is coming for Uber
    • Aphria: The Aftermath Of Short Seller Accusations
    • Allegations of G.O.P. Election Fraud Shake North Carolina’s Ninth District
    • Amazon workers hospitalized after warehouse robot releases bear repellent
    • Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert submits $4.6 billion proposal to save Sears
    • 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city, raising new challenges for containment
    • Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
    • Selco on the Riots in France, False News, and Manipulated Rage: “Every riot can be the start of SHTF”
    • World's biggest oil traders paid bribes in Brazil scandal -prosecutors
    • Volkswagen Phasing Out Conventional Vehicles, May Build Cars At Ford Factories In US
    • As US coal use drops to 1979 levels, EPA may ease rules on new coal plants
    • OPEC and allies agree to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day
    • OPEC members say production cut coming, specifics TBD; U.S. crude oil -4%
    • California Gives Final OK To Require Solar Panels On New Houses
    • California's record wildfire season is set to deliver a new, devastating disaster
    • Mass extinctions and climate change: why the speed of rising greenhouse gases matters
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    Daily Digest 7/6 – Good News Friday: How To Rewild Yourself, Now Is The Time To Buy Gold

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, July 6, 2018, 3:25 PM

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    • My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself
    • “Find your passion” is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists
    • Combining Antibiotis May Stave Off Future Superbugs
    • Precious Metals Price Outlook: Buy Now
    • As The Currency Reset Begins – Get Gold As It Is “Where The Whole World Is Heading”
    • The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber
    • Why Millennials Should Invest In Agriculture
    • The Nature Conservancy: 2018 Photo Contest Winners

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    Daily Digest 4/16 -The Doomsday Maps Of The World, Miami Racing Against Time

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, April 16, 2018, 3:13 PM

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    • Here's How Facebook Tracks You When You're Not On Facebook
    • The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans
    • Inside The Secret World Of Russia's Cold War Mapmakers
    • Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show
    • IEA: U.S.-China Trade Row Could Dampen Oil Demand Growth
    • The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s what it’ll take to bounce back
    • Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise
    • Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show 
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