Category Archives: Work

The Long Cycles Have All Turned: Look Out Below

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Long cycles operate at such a glacial pace they’re easily dismissed as either figments of fevered imagination or this time it’s different. But since Nature and human nature remain stubbornly grounded by the same … Continue reading

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Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable

By Stavroula Pabst and Max Blumenthal Source: The Grayzone Marketed as life-saving public health measures, lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing little to slow the spread of Covid-19. Now, they’re back with a vengeance. … Continue reading

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America’s Bottom 50% Have Nowhere To Go But Down

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds One might anticipate that the bottom 50%’s meager share of the nation’s exploding wealth would have increased as smartly as the wealth of the billionaires, but alas, no. America’s economy has changed … Continue reading

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America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I’ve coined a new portmanteau word to describe America’s descent: kleptocrapocracy, a union of kleptocracy (a nation ruled by kleptocrats) and crapocracy, a nation drowning in a moral sewer of rampant self-interest in which … Continue reading

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The U.S. Economy In a Nutshell: When Critical Parts Are On “Indefinite Back Order,” the Machine Grinds to a Halt

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Setting aside the “transitory inflation” parlor game for a moment, let’s look at what happens when critical parts are unavailable for whatever reason, for example, they’re on back order or indefinite back order, i.e. the … Continue reading

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The Number Of Billionaires In America Has Absolutely Exploded During The Pandemic

By Michael Snyder Source: Investment Watch Blog For the wealthy and the ultra-wealthy, happy days are here again.  Even though we have just been through one of the most difficult 12 months in our history, the number of billionaires has increased … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos Embodies the Cruel Autocracy of Neoliberal Capitalism

Amazon CEO and richest-man-in-the-world Jeff Bezos wants you to work as much as he does—for one millionth of the pay By Branko Marcetic Source: In These Times “Is Jeff Bezos a horrible boss and is that good?” That was the question … Continue reading

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What’s Changed and What Hasn’t in a Tumultuous Year

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Inequality is America’s Monster Id, and we’re continuing to fuel its future rampage daily. What’s changed and what hasn’t in the past year? What hasn’t changed is easy: 1. Wealth / income inequality … Continue reading

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